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Every Day Is Treasured By Kitchener Organ Recipient

  http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6210920-every-day-is-treasured-by-kitchener-organ-recipient/ Waterloo Region Record ByJohanna Weidner KITCHENER — Celebrating Christmas with her husband and young children is a gift for Christine Jowett. The Kitchener woman knows she’s lucky to be alive after quickly getting a liver transplant when she was given only days to live. “If I wasn’t here, what would have happened to […]

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Transplant Games Are About The Camaraderie

  http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6804056-transplant-games-are-about-the-camaraderie/ Waterloo Region Record ByJeff Hicks Jess Bailey, 31, says her kidney just turned 23. “It had its birthday last week,” said the third-generation mechanical engineer from Kitchener as she limbered up for the speed walking event on Toronto Island on Wednesday morning as the weeklong Canadian Transplant Games continued. “And yes, I do […]

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Guelph Survivor Back In The Game After A Liver Transplant

    http://www.guelphmercury.com/community-story/6842241-guelph-survivor-back-in-the-game-after-a-liver-transplant/

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Toronto to host the 2016 summer Transplant Games

Toronto to host the Transplant Games in 2016

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Medal Haul For Transplant Recipients

Medal haul for transplant recipients – the Cambridge Times   They came home with gold and silver. These were real medals for winning at the National Lawn Bowling Championships at the Canadian Transplant Games in Moncton, N.B. Twelve members of the Life Donation Awareness Association of Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding area participated in the […]

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Participants-a-plenty join Kayla’s Run a Lung

Participants-a-plenty join Kayla’s Run a Lung – the Waterloo Region Record and the Cambridge Times; Monday, June 2, 2013 More than 325 people turned out for the second annual Run a Lung event Saturday, raising nearly $40,000 for children at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital and in memory of Cambridge teen Kayla Baker. Runners, walkers and […]

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Ontario puts organ and tissue stats for individual hospitals online

Ontario puts organ and tissue stats for individual hospitals online – the Toronto Star and the Waterloo Region Record; written by Barbara Turnbull   Barely half of potential organ donors actually become donors, according to statistics released Monday by Ontario’s Trillium Gift of Life Network. And for the first time, performance data posted online show […]

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The Gift of Life: Behind the scenes of Donor Organ Retrieval – book by Traci Graf

Donation of memories sheds light on the trouble for transplant organizers – the Toronto Star; written by Barbara Turnbull Traci Graf lasted just two-and-a-half years as an organ and tissue transplant coordinator, but that still tops the average stint in the challenging field. “Even though I burned out, it didn’t change how passionate I am […]

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The Ethics Of Organ Transplants: What Would You Do?

The ethics of organ transplants: what would you do? – the Hamilton Spectator; written by Stacey Escott; Monday, March 17, 2014 Debating the ethics of organ donation – the Guelph Mercury;  Monday, March 17, 2014 It’s not common for Canadians to consider transplant tourism, but it does happen. “Generally, it’s the rich buying and the […]

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One heart restored; This man may have worked his way off transplant list

One heart restored; This man may have worked his way off transplant list – the St. Catharines Standard and the Niagara Falls Review Niagara man may have worked his way off transplant list – the Welland Tribune The pager has become as much a part of him as his own limbs. Everywhere Garwin Cockhead goes, […]

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March 1, 2017

Guelph’s 6th Annual BeADonor Flag Raising April 7th Guelph City Hall Room 112 Carden Street Guelph 11:45 am – 1 pm. The event will include interactive stations where we share the most recent statistics on registered donors, people waiting for organs in Guelph; personal sharings by organ recipients, organ donors and organ donor families; also […]

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