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TORONTO, May 23, 2012 -- - CanadaAM.ctv.ca hosts live-chat with living donors, donor families, recipients, and organ donation professionals taking questions throughout the broadcast -
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TORONTO, May 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian organ donor advocate and recent transplant recipient Hélène Campbell catapulted organ donation awareness into the international spotlight with endorsements by pop superstar and fellow Canadian Justin Bieber and talk show host Ellen Degeneres. This Friday, May 25 from 7 - 9 a.m. ET on CTV, CANADA AM devotes the morning to "Be A Donor", a two-hour special featuring the first post-surgery, one-on-one TV interview with Campbell. The 21-year-old Ottawa native, who underwent a double lung transplant last month, will speak to CANADA AM's Beverly Thomson about how she is doing since her dream of receiving a pair of new lungs became a reality.
As a complement to the television special, CanadaAM.ctv.ca hosts a live-chat on the latest organ transplant research and the ABCs of becoming a donor. CANADA AM also delivers a comprehensive list of online resources for those in need of a transplant, donors and their families. Viewers can follow @CTVCanadaAM for live tweets about the two-hour "Be A Donor" special. Viewers are encouraged to use the hash tag #BeADonor.
"With this special, we want to provide a forum for Canadians to continue the important dialogue about organ donation, which has recently made international headlines," said Lis Travers, Vice-President and Executive Producer, CANADA AM. "Hélène's inspiring story opens the door to more discussion on what's working, what are the challenges, and guidance on what people can do today to become a blood, tissue, or organ donor."
In addition to the first TV interview with Campbell since her surgery, CANADA AM will examine all aspects of organ donation in the special "Be A Donor" including:
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