Liver recipient reflects on the life-saving impact of organ donation


For Immediate Release:

April 26, 2018


LONDON, Ontario – Given just 24 hours to live after his first liver transplant was unsuccessful, the clock was ticking for Doug Ferguson. His family held vigil at his bedside as the hours passed by – 24 came and went, then 48, and 72, and finally at 96 hours, while on the brink of death, they received news that another liver was on its way.

Following the second liver transplant which was successful, Ferguson is alive and well today thanks to the Multi-Organ Transplant Program team at London Health Sciences Centre and the generosity of the donor family who made the gift of life possible. Doug Ferguson, along with Dr. Douglas Quan, transplant surgeon at LHSC, will be available to speak with media tomorrow. Join us to learn more about Doug’s incredible story and the importance of this month’s Be A Donor awareness campaign.

Date:       Friday, April 27, 2018


Time:       9-10 a.m.


Location: University Hospital

                 339 Windermere Rd, London, ON


 ** Media are asked to RSVP to Mandy Gelinas to book an interview time**


For media inquiries contact:

Mandy Gelinas

Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 75157

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