/R E P E A T -- Media Invitation - A celebration of the gift of life that
highlights the importance of donating human tissues and organs/

QUÉBEC CITY, Aug. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Québec-Transplant and Héma-Québec invite media representatives to take part in the Organ and Tissue Donor Family Day that will be held on Wednesday, August 11 as part of the fifth edition of the Canadian Transplant Games.

Transplant recipients will be on site to express their gratitude to donors and their families for the chance they have been given to benefit from a transplant, a second breath of life. They will take the opportunity to remind the public about the importance of indicating their intention to donate their organs and tissues upon death.

    Date:          August 11, 2010

    Time:          10:30 a.m.

    Location:      Athletes Village (follow the signs)
                   Atrium of the Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
                   Université Laval Campus
                   1030 Avenue des Sciences-Humaines, Québec City

Media representatives are invited to come and meet transplant recipients at a ceremony where athletes will be presented with medals by the families of donors.

Representatives of Québec-Transplant and Héma-Québec will also be available to answer questions from journalists.

SOURCE Héma-Québec

For further information: For further information: Valérie Legault, Information Officer, Héma-Québec, Media Line: 514-832-0871, valerie.legault@hema-quebec.qc.ca

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