Media Advisory - Minister Ambrose to visit the Alberta Transplant Institute

EDMONTON, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will mark National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week by visiting Dr. Lori West, Director of the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) at the Alberta Transplant Institute. The Minister will tour a research lab with leading transplant scientists and visit with a five-year-old Edmonton girl who received a heart transplant in November 2012.

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Date:

Wednesday, April 23



Time:

11:00 a.m.



Location:       

Alberta Transplant Institute
University of Alberta
6-002 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research
Edmonton, AB  T6G  2E1
(Note: The Li Ka Shing Centre is located at the corner of 112 St and 87 Ave. The main entrance is on 112 St.)

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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: Michael Bolkenius, Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, 613-957-0200; David Coulombe, CIHR Media Relations, 613-941-4563; Sharon Marcus, Alberta Transplant Institute, 780-642-3563