Media Advisory – First Nations Lead Initiative to Improve Organ and Tissue Donation Rates in Ontario

TORONTO, Feb. 25 –

WHAT: In partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is asking all First Nations people to register their consent to donate their organs and tissues and is encouraging all communities in Ontario to follow NAN’s lead in supporting organ and tissue donation.WHO: Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
Dr. Frank Markel, President and CEO of Trillium Gift of Life Network
Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Nishnawbe Aski Nation

WHEN: Thursday February 26, 2009
9:20 – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio
Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Media Room, Rm. 148, 1st Floor, West Wing.
Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON
M7A 1A2

Media who are not members of the Queen’s Park press gallery must obtain a media pass from the press gallery office, room 387A.

For further information: Carrie Hoto, Trillium Gift of Life Network, (p) (416) 619-2299, (m) (416) 735-0099, (e); Joyce Hunter, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, (m) (807) 472-5638

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