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Hansard: Resolution No. 1578
  • Timothy Olive
RESOLUTION NO. 1578 MR. TIMOTHY OLIVE: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas today's headlines extol the findings of two local surgeons in the field of transplant surgery by successfully using a combination of two anti-rejection drugs to almost eliminate rejection episodes in kidney, liver, heart and pancreas transplants; and

Whereas their findings are not only opening eyes of researchers worldwide, but have already helped some 63 individuals, observed for the last two years, with only one experiencing a treatable rejection episode, giving those patients a second chance at life; and

Whereas Dr. Allan MacDonald believes that the findings of both he and Dr. Vivian McAlister, published in the top British medical journal will probably revolutionize transplantation;

Therefore be it resolved that this House extend its praise to these two Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre transplant surgeons for some remarkable strides in this province's organ transplant treatment, which will hopefully open doors for so many other patients worldwide.

[9:15 a.m.]

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.
  • Hansard,
  • Nova Scotia legislature
Publication Date
April 28, 2000
Citation Information
Timothy Olive. "Hansard: Resolution No. 1578" (2000)
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