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6-Month Wait in the News

Here's where it all began. 

In January of 2015, Debra Selkirk announced her intention to fight the 6-month wait through a legal challenge.

The media response was immediate, as the story travelled across Canada through interviews on television and radio. 

The story on Global News, shown at left, was one of them. 

Since them we have continued to work to contact the media and share our stories when there are new developments. We are also reaching out to health publications in the United States to let Americans know that Ontario is the first jurisdiction in North America to put the 6-month wait on hiatus and to challenge their liver transplant centres to follow our lead.  

As of June 2018, the 6-month wait ended in Canada. Instead, a more extensive, invasive assessment process was initiated. Readthe latest news below.

Opinion: Who deserves a donated organ?

Globe and Mail, December 2022

Fight for equality moves to Western Canada

January 30 2018

Eric can't be listed for transplant because he hasn't gone to inpatient rehab. He can't go to rehab unless he gets a transplant. Catch 22. 

Canadian Press examines 6-month wait for transplant

December 13, 2017

Woman in critical condition faces protocols

Delilah Saunders press release

December 15, 2017

Commitment to change the discriminatory transplant policy for people with liver failure caused by alcohol use disorder.

Global News Calgary - Liver Transplants

December 19, 2017

Is it discriminatory to deny someone a transplant?

Debra discusses recent developments with Larry Fedoruk of iHeart Radio

December 20, 2017

Positive hope for Delilah

December 15, 2017

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - NCADD

November 6, 2017

Center for Health Journalism - California

October 13, 2017

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