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Organ Donation & Transplant Stories

Read stories of those whose lives have been affected by organ donation and transplant.

We know that the power of organ donation is best told through personal stories. So, we've collected stories of transplant recipients, donor families, and those closest to them to show how transplant and organ donation makes a difference throughout the province.

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After 17 years of hand-written letters, heart recipient thanks her donor family in person<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/_Marie-and-Carrie-hugging-2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />After 17 years of hand-written letters, heart recipient thanks her donor family in personImagine being able to meet the family of heroes who made a decision that saved your life 18 years ago. For heart transplant recipient Carrie Jung, this dream came true. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/after-17-years-of-hand-written-letters-heart-recipient-thanks-her-donor-family-in-person2020-07-28T07:00:00Z
COVID-19 and virtual health in post-transplant care: Part 3 with Stefanie<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/_Stefanie%20pregnant.jpg" width="527" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />COVID-19 and virtual health in post-transplant care: Part 3 with StefanieNot only is Stefanie a transplant recipient (almost 30 years strong!), she’s also a pediatric ICU nurse in Victoria, 22 weeks pregnant and living her “new normal” in this pandemic. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/covid-19-and-virtual-health-in-post-transplant-care-part-3-with-stefanie2020-06-12T07:00:00Z
COVID-19 and virtual health in post-transplant care: Part 2 with Larry<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/_Larry%20and%20Dr%20Yee.jpg" width="422" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />COVID-19 and virtual health in post-transplant care: Part 2 with LarryLarry is no stranger to following strict rules of health & safety being born with cystic fibrosis and receiving a new set of lungs 12 years ago. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/covid-19-and-virtual-health-in-post-transplant-care-part-2-with-larry2020-06-11T07:00:00Z
COVID-19 and virtual health in post-transplant care: Part 1 with Kate<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/_Kate2.jpg" width="470" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />COVID-19 and virtual health in post-transplant care: Part 1 with KateAs challenging as this time has been for so many, Kate feels fortunate to have been able to rely on virtual health visits to guide the health of herself, and her growing baby. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/covid-19-and-virtual-health-in-post-transplant-care-part-1-with-kate2020-06-10T07:00:00Z
Gratitude Gardens for Transplant Heroes Week<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Nanaimo.jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Gratitude Gardens for Transplant Heroes WeekTransplant Heroes Week is an opportunity to thank all the BC healthcare professionals who provide such excellent care to transplant recipients all year long.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/gratitude-gardens-for-transplant-heroes-week2020-06-01T07:00:00Z
A transformational decade for organ donation and transplant in BC<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/_AMargaret-Benson-Jim-Kidney-Recip%20(4).JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A transformational decade for organ donation and transplant in BC480 British Columbians received an organ transplant in 2019, more than double the 212 transplants that took place in 2009. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/a-transformational-decade-for-organ-donation-and-transplant-in-bc2020-02-19T08:00:00Z
February is #HeartMonth and we have partnered with Bev Pather to give away one of her special Golden Heart teapots<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Bev.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />February is #HeartMonth and we have partnered with Bev Pather to give away one of her special Golden Heart teapotshttp://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/february-is-heartmonth-and-we-have-partnered-with-bev-pather-to-give-away-one-of-her-special-golden-heart-teapots2020-02-12T08:00:00Z
50. 50 Years of Transplant: Jennifer Carroll<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Jennifer%20Carroll.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />50. 50 Years of Transplant: Jennifer CarrollWhen Jennifer’s mother passed away on Christmas Eve a few years ago, her family didn't think twice about honouring their mother’s decision to donate her organs; they knew this decision would have made her very proud.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/50-50yearsoftransplant-jennifer-carroll2019-10-09T07:00:00Z
49. #50YearsofTransplant: Teresa Atkinson<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Teresa%20Atkinson.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />49. #50YearsofTransplant: Teresa AtkinsonTeresa is a 3x kidney transplant recipient. In August 2015, she received an extraordinary third gift of life which she considers her miracle kidney. Teresa shares how kidney failure has taught her to better appreciate each day as a gift. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/49-50yearsoftransplant-teresa-atkinson2019-10-02T07:00:00Z
48. #50YearsofTransplant: Serena Klaver<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Serena%20Klaver.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />48. #50YearsofTransplant: Serena KlaverSerena's late husband Mat received a double-lung transplant and she gained her “soul sister” Erica (also a double-lung recipient) through this same journey. These connections continue to impact her life on many meaningful levels. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/48-50yearsoftransplant-serena-klaver2019-09-25T07:00:00Z


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