OTTAWA, April 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, will launch a new national research initiative designed to increase organ and tissue donation rates in Canada and improve the lives of Canadians who receive transplants. Minister Aglukkaq will be joined by researchers Drs. Lori West from the University of Alberta and Marie-Josée Hébert from the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Hélène Campbell, transplant recipient and organ donor advocate, and local transplant recipients and their families.
Media are invited for a photo opportunity following the announcement.
|When:|| Monday, April 22
|Where:|| Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
The Ottawa Hospital General Campus - Critical Care Wing
501 Smyth Avenue, 5th Floor, Room 5225
|Media are asked to arrive through Entrance W: Critical Care Wing and take the elevators to the 5th Floor.|
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SOURCE: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
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