/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Toronto's First Responders Celebrate BeADonor Day/

TORONTO, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - To mark the end of BeADonor month, Trillium Gift of Life Network celebrates the vital role Toronto's Police Officers, Paramedics and Fire Fighters play in Ontario's organ and tissue donation and transplant process. Join us to hear the leaders of Toronto's Emergency Services explain why they support organ and tissue donation and donor registration.

When: Noon, Thursday, April 30, 2015

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

Who: Eleanor McMahon, MPP (husband was an OPP officer and cornea donor after his death
Deputy Chief Debbie Higgins, Toronto Fire Services 
Deputy Chief Gord McEachan, Toronto Emergency Medical Services
Superintendent Frank Bergan, Toronto Police
Ronnie Gavsie, President and CEO, Trillium Gift of Life Network

Antique police, fire and paramedic vehicles will be on display. Speakers, donor family members and transplant recipients will be available for a photo opportunity before the event begins. 

Media are invited to contact Trillium Gift of Life Network to book interviews before the event.

Trillium Gift of Life Network is a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario responsible for planning, promoting, coordinating and supporting organ and tissue donation for transplantation across Ontario and improving the system so that more lives can be saved.

SOURCE Trillium Gift of Life Network

For further information: Leona Hollingsworth, Senior Media Relations Advisor, 416-619-2363, c. 416-689-7711, lhollingsworth@giftoflife.on.ca


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