April 4, 2014
In December, Dr. Bill Wall was honoured with the David Foster Foundation Medical Achievement Award for his outstanding medical accomplishments and pioneering work with transplantation.
Dr. Wall’s innovative contributions to organ donation and transplantation in Canada include performing some of the earliest successful liver transplants, using the first living liver donors, developing the high school education program One Life...Many Gifts, and creating a Donor Medal which is now given to donor families across the country.
Dr. Wall’s acceptance speech was truly a testament to his humble nature, and his recognition that success is often a team effort.
Congratulations to Dr. Wall on receiving this well-deserved recognition.
The David Foster Foundation provides financial support for the non-medical expenses of families with children who need organ transplants. Their mandate also includes increasing public awareness about the importance of becoming a registered organ donor. For more information about the Foundation and this year's event, see davidfosterfoundation.com.