TSH Community Advisory Council to Host Community Education Session on Organ and Tissue Donation

The Scarborough Hospital is located at Lawrence Ave. E. and McCowan Rd.  Photo credit:  SimonP via Wikipedia Commons.
The Scarborough Hospital is located at Lawrence Ave. E. and McCowan Rd. Photo credit: SimonP via Wikipedia Commons.

SCARBOROUGH, ON (April 15, 2015) – The Community Advisory Council for The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) will host a community education session discussing Organ and Tissue Donation on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Scarborough Civic Centre.

In support of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week recognized across Canada from April 18 to April 25, 2015, the community education session will be an open dialogue addressing this important and vital cause. Attendees will learn about the current needs as it relates to organ and tissue donation across Ontario and within the local community; hear from specialists in the field; and discover the amazing impact their life-saving donation could make by registering with the provincial registry.

Details of the Organ and Tissue Donation Community Education Session
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chambers
150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON

Parking will be free (80-100 spots), in the upper parking pad to the east of the Scarborough Civic Centre (entrance from the Scarborough Town Centre Court). Should the gate be closed upon arrival at the parking lot, please buzz security and advise that you are attending the Organ and Tissue Donation Meeting.

About Organ and Tissue Donation in Ontario

Currently, more than 1,500 people in Ontario are waiting for an organ transplant, and every three days someone dies waiting for their life-saving gift. Though most of us believe that organ donation is a good thing, only a quarter of us are registered donors. Everyone is a potential organ and tissue donor with the ability to save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of up to 75 others through tissue donation.

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