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June 16th 2014:Why Donate Organs and Tissues and Blood?

Emile Therien and his wife Beth are passionate spokespersons for organ, tissue and blood donation. He tells us the story of their daughter, Sarah Beth, who died of sudden cardiac arrest in June, 2006. He explains why he and his wife are passionate spokespersons for donations, and describes the benefits they see from these donations when made after cardiocirculatory death. He highlights the challenges and concerns that are expressed by potential donors and families, that seem to conflict with some family caregiving traditions, that are featured by the media, and that may hold back donations of

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Emile Therien

Emile Therien and his wife Beth are passionate spokespersons on organ and tissue donation. Retired in July 2006 after 18 years as President of the Canada Safety Council, he’s currently President of ‘Progress Intelligently Planned’, a small enterprise for the non-profit sector, small companies and governments. He continues to be a widely respected and much sought-after spokesperson on matters of public health and safety. Public health and safety has been his mission throughout his career and in his private life. His community participation is driven by a concern for effective public safety measures, a humane and compassionate criminal justice system, and the crucial need to increase organ don
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