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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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Five exceptional high school students receive this year’s “Live Life. Pass It On.” Scholarship<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/2024%20BCT%20Scholarship%20winners.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Five exceptional high school students receive this year’s “Live Life. Pass It On.” ScholarshipBC Transplant is excited to announce the five winners of our “Live Life. Pass It On.” Scholarship. These students’ efforts to raise awareness in their school and communities is creating change among youth. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/five-exceptional-high-school-students-receive-this-year’s-live-life-pass-it-on-scholarship2024-06-25T07:00:00Z
Tom Jung: Generous in life and death<img alt="" height="672" src="/PublishingImages/_DSC1831-Edit.jpg" width="448" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:0px 35px;" />Tom Jung: Generous in life and death“Traditionally, organ donation is not something the Asian community discusses,” says Bonita Jung. By sharing her dad Tom's organ donation story, she and her family hope to inspire others in the Chinese Canadian community.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/tom-jung-generous-in-life-and-death2024-06-13T07:00:00Z
A made-in-B.C. solution to improve organ-matching could revolutionize outcomes for kidney transplant recipients<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Paul%20Keown%20and%20James%20Lan%201.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A made-in-B.C. solution to improve organ-matching could revolutionize outcomes for kidney transplant recipientsFor the first time in the world, a new method to match donor organs to recipients will be tested in Canada. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/a-made-in-canada-solution-to-improve-organ-matching-could-revolutionise-outcomes-for-kidney-transplant-recipients2024-05-30T07:00:00Z
“I’ve been there before.” — How Matthew Schlatter is using his gifted lungs for good as a paramedic<img alt="" height="591" src="/PublishingImages/4248F732-048F-42EE-8D07-1E00F9470DB8.png" width="443" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“I’ve been there before.” — How Matthew Schlatter is using his gifted lungs for good as a paramedicIn his seventh year working as a primary care paramedic, Matthew relates on a personal level to a lot of his patients. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/i’ve-been-there-before-—-how-matthew-schlatter-is-using-his-gifted-lungs-for-good-as-a-paramedic2024-05-21T07:00:00Z
Heart transplant recipient is three times lucky receiving the gift of life<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/_DSC1651-Edit.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;MARGIN:20px 0px;" />Heart transplant recipient is three times lucky receiving the gift of lifeFor double heart transplant recipient Katie Welsh, Mother’s Day is extra special. In addition to receiving the gift of life through organ donation two times, she also received the gift of life through the birth of her son.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/heart-transplant-recipient-is-three-times-lucky-receiving-the-gift-of-life2024-05-09T07:00:00Z
It takes a village to give the gift of life<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Green%20Shirt%20Day.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />It takes a village to give the gift of lifeOur In-Hospital Coordinators play a crucial role in supporting organ donation to give many British Columbians a second chance at life.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/it-takes-a-village-to-give-the-gift-of-life2024-04-23T07:00:00Z
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


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