Announcing the launch of The Organ Project initiative
The CNTRP is excited to support the launch of a new philanthropic initiative, The Organ Project, whose mission is to end the waitlist for all solid organ transplant patients.
Created by Eugene Melnyk, Owner of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators and himself an organ transplant recipient, the goal of The Organ Project is on building greater awareness:
To educate on the detrimental impact of organ transplant wait lists
To encourage people to make the choice to donate their organs by registering on their provincial organ donor registry; and
To ensure registered organ donors share their wishes with their family members and friends.
The CNTRP's Dr. Atul Humar spoke at the announcement this morning and we look forward to working with The Organ Project on partnership opportunities to eliminate the wait list in Canada. Learn more by visiting their new site: www.theorganproject.net
Dr. Humar (left), speaking at the media announcement of The Organ Project with Eugene Melnyk (centre) and Dr. Don Chow, Ottawa Senators Team Doctor (right)