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Thursday, April 17, 2014

$228,000 To Support Safer Organ And Tissue Transplants

The federal government has announced $228,000 in funding to support safer organ and tissue donation in New Brunswick, and across Canada.

MP Rodney Weston made that announcement this morning at Saint Joseph's Hospital on behalf of Health Minister Rona Ambrose, explaining the money will help develop a standardized process for collecting data on when something goes wrong with an organ transplant so that can be prevented in the future.

Saint Joseph's will be home to one of five pilot programs at sites throughout Canada.

New Brunswick's Eye and Tissue Bank is the only project of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and currently in this province, there is no system to collect data on adverse events related to organ transplants.

Photo: Corneas at Saint Joseph's Hospital