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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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Stacy and Letecia – colleagues, friends and now both living donors<img alt="" height="312" src="/PublishingImages/Stacy%20and%20Letecia%202.png" width="461" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:45px 45px;" />Stacy and Letecia – colleagues, friends and now both living donorsOne inspired the other to donate and now they get to share the rare status of both being living organ donors. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/stacy-and-letecia-–-colleagues-friends-and-now-both-living-donors2024-04-15T07:00:00Z
Save a life at any age through organ donation<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Darcy+Kary.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Save a life at any age through organ donationYou’re never too old or too young to register as an organ donor. You can save a life at any age. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/save-a-life-at-any-age-through-organ-donation2024-04-03T07:00:00Z
1 donor can save 8 lives: How registering to be an organ donor creates a ripple effect of healing<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Natalie%20with%20liver%20(2).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />1 donor can save 8 lives: How registering to be an organ donor creates a ripple effect of healingCreate a long-lasting legacy by registering to become an organ donor in B.C.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/1-donor-can-save-8-lives-how-registering-to-be-an-organ-donor-creates-a-ripple-effect-of-healing2024-04-02T07:00:00Z
Connected though life and death - a heart transplant recipient meets her donor’s family<img alt="" height="371" src="/PublishingImages/Debbie%27s%20family.jpg" width="496" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:0px 25px;" />Connected though life and death - a heart transplant recipient meets her donor’s familyIn October 2020, Maple Ridge resident Tommy Picco died from drug toxicity. He was a registered organ donor and saved four people, including Lindsay Ma. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/connected-though-life-and-death-a-heart-transplant-recipient-meets-her-donor’s-family2024-03-18T07:00:00Z
Honouring Kidney Month with the kindness of living donation<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Leah%20and%20Ferris.jpg" width="392" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:0px 70px;" />Honouring Kidney Month with the kindness of living donation Leah Scott has always been a huge advocate for deceased organ donation, but becoming a living kidney donor never crossed her mind until she read about three-year old Ferris Backmeyer on social media. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/honouring-kidney-month-with-the-kindness-of-living-donation2024-03-13T07:00:00Z
Living intentionally with a gifted heart<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Kristi%20and%20her%20dog.jpg" width="357" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:0px 90px;" />Living intentionally with a gifted heartFor Heart Month, heart transplant recipient Kristi Coldwell shares thoughts from her heart about her transplant journey.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/living-intentionally-with-a-gifted-heart2024-02-29T08:00:00Z
Annick Lim: A Story of Hope and Giving Back<img alt="" height="379" src="/PublishingImages/Annick%20Lim%20Volunteering.JPG" width="506" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:10px 10px;" />Annick Lim: A Story of Hope and Giving BackAnnick has been a volunteer and ambassador with BC Transplant for many years. She loves to give back by devoting her time to volunteering. This month she also celebrated her 25th kidneyversary!http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/annick-lim-a-story-of-hope-and-giving-back2024-02-29T08:00:00Z
Ryan Burke: Breathing new life into his gifted lungs<img alt="" height="487" src="/PublishingImages/Ryan%20hiking.jpg" width="368" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:85px 85px;" />Ryan Burke: Breathing new life into his gifted lungsLions Bay resident Ryan Burke is thankful he gets to celebrate the start of a new year with a brand new set of gifted lungs, especially when he reflects on the previous holiday season.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/ryan-burke-breathing-new-life-into-his-gifted-lungs2024-01-29T08:00:00Z
Michael Brown’s lifetime of giving continues on after death through organ donation<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DSC02357.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Michael Brown’s lifetime of giving continues on after death through organ donationIn 2023, there were a record number of deceased organ donors. Michael Brown was one of those 160 donors. Together, they saved hundreds of British Columbians through their gifts of life.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/michael-brown’s-lifetime-of-giving-continues-on-after-death-through-organ-donation2024-01-29T08:00:00Z
Hundreds of people in British Columbia received the gift of life in 2023 thanks to a record number of organ donors<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Stats-Slide1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Hundreds of people in British Columbia received the gift of life in 2023 thanks to a record number of organ donorsVANCOUVER – A record-breaking 563 people received organ transplants in 2023 thanks to the generosity of a record 160 deceased organ donors and their families and 77 living donors. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/hundreds-of-people-in-british-columbia-received-the-gift-of-life-in-2023-thanks-to-a-record-number-of-organ-donors2024-01-29T08:00:00Z


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