Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:35 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:35 PM ET

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National Audio 8:35 PM ET

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NAT065 - (Transplant-Controversy) HALIFAX. x-19s. An Inuk activist from Labrador says her struggle with liver failure has motivated her to advocate on behalf of other patients affected by an Ontario transplant program's alcohol-use policy. Delilah Saunders has been discharged from Toronto General Hospital's transplant unit after doctors told her she won't need a liver transplant in the immediate future. Saunders says she is grateful to be alive after being diagnosed with acute liver failure about two weeks ago. ("..still fight.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Saunders says she is heading back to Newfoundland to live with family while she recovers. Her case sparked a campaign to overturn an Ontario transplant program's six-month abstinence policy that drew support from human rights groups and inspired vigils across the country. …

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