Over the past two years we’ve had to adjust our Honouring Canada’s Lifeline (HCL) program and deliver it in a new way. We couldn’t come together in person but remained committed to recognizing the extraordinary people who make up Canada’s Lifeline. After careful consideration, we have decided to pause HCL program activities across Canada for 2022 to 2023 so that we can conduct a review of the program.
Donors, volunteers, and partners will still receive framed milestone certificates in appreciation of their tremendous generosity and dedication. We will re-envision the program and create a more innovative and accessible recognition program. By pausing all HCL events and awards, we can take the time to meaningfully improve the program across the country. We look forward to renewing our commitment to those who contribute to Canada’s transfusion and transplantation system.
Canadian Blood Services will continue to present three national awards —
Lifetime Achievement, Logan Boulet, and the Schilly Award — at our open board meeting on December 1.
In 1989, Dr. Norman Kneteman performed the University of Alberta Hospital’s very first liver transplant. So began the hospital’s successful liver transplant program, now the second-busiest liver transplant site in Canada.