MONTREAL, April 17 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2011 edition of National
Organ and Tissue Donor Week will be highlighted three times rather than
once by Héma-Québec and its personnel.
The Organ and tissue donation. Give your very best. awareness campaign, in which Héma-Québec joins forces with the
ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the Régie de l'assurance
maladie du Québec (RAMQ), Québec-Transplant and the Chambre des
notaires du Québec, will remind the public about the importance of
donating human organs and tissues and will promote the new site: www.signezdon.gouv.qc.ca. In fact, this four-week campaign is intended to provide support for
the Registre des consentements au don d'organes et de tissus, created
on February 28.
Moreover, organ and tissue donation awareness raising activities will be
conducted for the blood donors who attend blood drives during the week
of April 18, for the second consecutive year.
Members of the human tissue team will, moreover, make the most of this
week to present, at various hospitals, a completely new communication
tool intended for hospital personnel who deal with the families of
Donating human tissues: giving the legacy of life
Human tissues intended for transplant help improve the quality of life
of thousands of children and adults and, in certain situations, can
save their lives. Donating tissues is an immensely generous gesture on
the part of the donor and a sign of great courage on the part of their
In addition to its role as a supplier of blood products for Québec,
Héma-Québec also supplies human tissues intended for transplants
(including skin grafts, heart valves and muscular-skeletal tissues such
as tendons and bones), and makes them available to hospitals in Québec.
Moreover, Héma-Québec also collects eyeballs to be used in cornea
To learn more about human tissue donation, click on Human Tissues on the
Héma-Québec at www.hema-quebec.qc.ca.
Héma-Québec aims to efficiently provide adequate quantities of safe,
optimal blood components, substitutes, human tissues and cord blood to
meet the needs of all Quebecers; provide and develop expertise along
with specialized and innovative services and products in the fields of
transfusion medicine and human tissue transplantation.
Give blood. Give life.
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