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.
- Ronnie Gavsie, President and CEO, Trillium Gift of Life Network
- Tracy McCron, Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator for The Scarborough Hospital, Trillium Gift of Life Network
- Dr. Chris Lazongas, Staff Intensivist, The Scarborough Hospital
- Ajith Varghese, Manager Spiritual and Religious Care, The Scarborough Hospital
- Helen Farinha, Heart Transplant Recipient
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.
About TSH’s Community Advisory Council
The role of TSH’s 12-member Community Advisory Council is to help ensure that The Scarborough Hospital and its Board of Directors are accountable and transparent to the community. The Council provides input into and participates in the hospital’s community engagement, participates in the review and development of TSH policies, programs, and services consistent with the needs of the community, and supports the hospital as it continually strives for excellence in health care delivery. The Council also promotes Scarborough, advocates for the unique and diverse health needs of the community, and participates in community outreach.