Lorna Stevens honoured in Winnipeg

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Lorna Stevens was recently presented with the Community Services Award by the Winnipeg Real Estate Board.  Stevens previously received a Canada Volunteeer award and a 125th Anniversary Commemorative Medal.
 
Stevens was singled out for her extensive volunteer work on behalf of the Neutropenia Support Association, which raises funds for families affected by this medical condition.  She co-founded the association in 1989, as the only charity in the world focused on severe chronic neutropenia, and is currently serving as the association’s president.
 
“Through her leadership, awareness of this disease and research collaboration has greatly
increased,” said Harry DeLeeuw, who presented the award on behalf of the Winnipeg board.  Stevens’ s oldest son Lindsay, 15, was born with neutropenia, but the disease resolved itself when he reached puberty.  As a consumer advocate, Stevens helped develop the soon to be released National Blood Safety Standards.  She also serves on the summit task force on Drug Review and Post-Market Surveillance, the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control, the Interprovincial Drug Strategy/Guidelines and the Blood Education Resource Group.

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