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LHSC celebrates 600th heart transplant


For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2012


(LONDON, Ontario) – Media are invited to attend a milestone event to learn more about the heart transplant program's recent accomplishments as it celebrates 30 years of performing heart transplants.

Physicians, surgeons and staff will be joined by many past heart transplant patients. Media interview opportunities will be available with one of the program's earliest patients from 1983 who will be returning to London from his home in Calgary, as well as one of the most recent patients who marked the program's 600th cardiac transplant.

Operating room b-roll and other video clips will be made available to media, on February 2 at noon, using password 19, at: https://www.sjhc.london.on.ca/cgi-bin/sftlease?action=verify&leaseid=820f6bcc820c712e5e35ef48273ed3c3.

Date:         Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Time:        12 - 1 p.m. EST

Location: Auditorium B, University Hospital
                   339 Windermere Rd.
                   London, ON


For media inquiries contact:

Rachelle Wood
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 77642

After-hours assistance:
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communication consultant on-call