OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - September 08, 2016) -
WHAT: Canadian Blood Services will release its first report to provide Canadians with access to a decade's worth of information on organ donation and transplantation in Canada -- including the most current donation and transplantation statistics.
The news conference will introduce the report, describe Canadian Blood Services' role in organ donation and transplantation, provide insight on why this is important for Canadians and for health systems, a deeper look at the data in the report, and key findings. Following the conference, a moderated question period will take place.
The presentation will take place in English. However, if there are French questions, interpretation services will be on-hand.
WHO: Dr. Graham Sher, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Blood Services
Kimberly Young, Director, Donation and Transplantation, Canadian Blood Services
Dr. Peter Nickerson, Vice-Dean (Research) and Distinguished Professor, Flynn Family Chair in Renal Transplantation, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba and medical advisor, Canadian Blood Services
Dr. Sam Shemie, Division of Critical Care, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University and medical advisor, Canadian Blood Services
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. EST
WHERE: National Press Theatre, Parliamentary Press Gallery - 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ont. K1P 5A4
About Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). We operate an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model that includes leading an interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation. Our national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape. Canadian Blood Services is regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization.