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Melnyk ill, needs liver


Melnyk ill, needs liver

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BILLIONAIRE CANADIAN BUSINESSMAN Eugene Melnyk, who has made Barbados his home since 1991, is in dire need of a life-saving liver transplant.

And the Ottawa Senators, the National Hockey League (NHL) team which he owns outright, have made a highly unusual national appeal in Canada for an organ donation. Interestingly, more than 1 000 potential donors have so far contacted the team expressing their willingness to give him a part of their liver for what is called a “live” donation.

Officials of the Ottawa hockey franchise and experts at the Toronto General Hospital, where Melnyk is now a patient, say a liver transplant is his only viable long-term option.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.