SOURCE: Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services

September 08, 2016 11:49 ET

Canadian Blood Services' Organ Donation and Transplantation Report to Be Released

10 Years of Medical Data From Throughout Canada to Be Released

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.

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Contact Information

    Canadian Blood Services
    TEL. 1-877-709-7773