/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - First Nations lead initiative to improve organ and tissue donation rates in Ontario/

    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     In partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network, the
              Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is asking all First Nations people
              to register their consent to donate their organs and tissues
              and is encouraging all communities in Ontario to follow NAN's
              lead in supporting organ and tissue donation.

    WHO:      Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
              Dr. Frank Markel, President and CEO of Trillium Gift of Life
              Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Nishnawbe Aski Nation

    WHEN:     Thursday February 26, 2009
              9:20 - 10:00 a.m.

    WHERE:    Queen's Park Media Studio
              Legislative Assembly of Ontario
              Media Room, Rm. 148, 1st Floor, West Wing.
              Queen's Park
              Toronto, ON
              M7A 1A2

    Media who are not members of the Queen's Park press gallery must obtain a
    media pass from the press gallery office, room 387A.

For further information:

For further information: Carrie Hoto, Trillium Gift of Life Network, (p)
(416) 619-2299, (m) (416) 735-0099, (e) choto@giftoflife.on.ca; Joyce Hunter,
Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (m) (807) 472-5638

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