Hallway Talks with Tim: Kidney Transplant Program and BeADonor Month

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Hallway Talks with Tim: Kidney Transplant Program and BeADonor Month

Toronto, April 11, 2019

By Ana Gajic

Do you know the myths and facts associated with organ and tissue donation?

April is BeADonor Month and Dr. Tim Rutledge, our president and CEO, stopped by the Kidney Transplant Program at St. Michael’s to learn more about organ donation.

Sarah Mattok, a registered nurse with the Kidney Transplant Program, answered all of his questions – including how old is too old to be a donor, what transplant means to people who receive an organ donation and how everyone can celebrate BeADonor Month.

Watch this edition of Hallway Talks with Tim to learn more and sign up to be a donor, or check your registration status online today at our donor drive.

Watch this edition of Hallway Talks with Tim above or on YouTube

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

About Unity Health Toronto

Unity Health Toronto, comprised of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital, works to advance the health of everyone in our urban communities and beyond. Our health network serves patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research and education. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.to.

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