Media Coverage of the CNTRP

A collection of media and press stories about the Canadian National Transplant Research Program.

MONTREAL – Dr. Lori West, CNTRP Director, discusses recent increase in organ donation in Canada.  

EDMONTON – Dr. Lori West, CNTRP Director, discusses the impact of this newly approved legislation on the Province of Alberta and patients awaiting a transplant.  FULL STORY

EDMONTON – Alberta has the lowest rate of organ and tissue donation in Canada, but recipients and donors’ families are fighting to raise awareness and boost donations.  FULL STORY

This unrivalled communicator is debunking myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector – from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine – for the benefit of the public and decision-makers.  FULL STORY

TORONTO, September 18, 2013 - Dr. Atul Humar returns to Toronto General Hospital to head up the multi-organ transplant program.  FULL STORY

MARKHAM, ON, July 3, 2013 - Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. has announced a new partnership with the recently launched Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), a novel research initiative that brings a collaborative and transdisciplinary approach to advancing research and patient care in the field of transplant.


Astellas has pledged $1 Million over a period of five years to support Canadian investigators in the transplant field as they work to address barriers to tissue and organ donation, with the ultimate goal of improving long-term outcomes and quality of life for transplant patients.  FULL STORY

Edmonton gets Canada's 1st mobile lung transplant device

EDMONTON - Junw 26, 2013 - As major component of the CNTRP, the University of Alberta’s Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute centre and the Alberta Transplant Institute have set up the first portable ex-vivo lung perfusion machine and are begining to treat patients.  FULL STORY

Canada’s only portable ex-vivo lung perfusion device is saving lives in Edmonton. Story from CTV Edmonton

EDMONTON - May 14th, 2013 - The Alberta provincial government is throwing its support behind legislation establishing a provincewide organ and tissue donation agency and an online donor registry.  Professor Timothy Caulfield, Core 1 lead, discusses the benefits and implications.  FULL STORY

CBC The National - April 22nd, 2013

Coverage of the CNTRP announcement where Hélène Campbell had Minister Aglukkaq, , Dr. Lori West, and Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert singing and dancing on the CBC's The National.  

CTV News Edmonton

Coverage of the CNTRP announcement featuring Dr. Lori West, Hélène Campbell, Lorna Langer and the Congo family on CTV Edmonton - April 22nd, 2013.  

CBC The Current - April 22nd, 2013

A discussion about incentives to help increase organ donation in Canada featuring Prof. Tim Caulfield, who also discusses the CNTRP.  Full Story

CIHR Announcement of the CNTRP

CIHR Official Press Announcement

New program to enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians needing organ and tissue transplants.  Posted on April 22, 2013

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