As we approach the July 1st Canada Day weekend we remember to celebrate the blessings and bounties our Nation has given us. For me its the new life I was given by a lung transplant eleven years ago, thanks to my donor and Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, at Toronto General Hospital. This recent article in The Toronto Star highlights his achievements.
Toronto lung transplant surgeon leading innovations to boost donor organ pool
Toronto surgeon Dr. Shaf Keshavjee’s innovations are transforming how lung transplants are done. He has lead the development of the Toronto XVIVO Perfusion System, which treats and improves high-risk donor lungs so they can be safely used for transplant.
Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, seen in the hall of Toronto General Hospital immediately after he performed a double-lung transplant in February, has received the Order of Ontario for his innovative work in his field.
Dr. Shaf Keshavjee apologizes as his BlackBerry keeps buzzing. He is receiving emails from the Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario’s organ and tissue donation agency.