TORONTO – On Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, the transplant teams at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network collaborated on a successful father-daughter liver transplant. Michael Wagner donated a portion of his liver to three-year-old Phuoc, one of his twin daughters with Alagille syndrome. The donation surgery was performed at Toronto General Hospital and the transplant surgery took place at SickKids. The two surgeries took a total of 13 hours.
Michael is recovering at Toronto General Hospital and is currently in good condition. Phuoc is recovering at SickKids and is in fair condition. The other twin daughter, Binh, is still waiting for a liver. The Wagner Family thanks the media and the public for the outpouring of support, and requests privacy at this time.
A news conference will take place on Thursday, Feb. 12 at SickKids. B-roll and photos of the surgeries will be provided.
Who: Dr. Binita Kamath, Staff Hepatologist in the Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre, SickKidsDr. Gary Levy, Director of the Living Donor Liver Program at Toronto General Hospital, UHN Johanne Wagner, wife of Michael Wagner and mother of the twins When: Thursday, Feb. 12, 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: The Hospital for Sick Children555 University Ave.
* Media are asked to enter via the University Ave. entrance
For more information, please contact:
Suzanne GoldThe Hospital for Sick Children416-813-7654, ext. 202059[email protected]
Alexandra RadkewyczUniversity Health Network416-340-3895[email protected]