OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators organization is confirming that team owner, Eugene Melnyk, underwent a successful liver transplant today at Toronto General Hospital.
Mr. Melnyk went into surgery at noon today and the transplantation was successfully completed at 8:05 p.m.
Mr. Melnyk and the anonymous donor are both resting comfortably and doing well.
The University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program will provide a progress update on Mr. Melnyk and the anonymous donor later this week.
Mr. Melnyk and his family would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish to extend their immense gratitude to the anonymous donor and the donor’s family.
For more information on organ donation or to register as an organ and tissue donor in Ontario, visit www.BeADonor.ca.
There will be no further updates or comments from the Senators or the Toronto General Hospital this evening.
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