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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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Celebrating 10 remarkable years of Transplant Heroes Week<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/NG%20Team.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating 10 remarkable years of Transplant Heroes WeekFor the last decade, BC Transplant has organized an incredible week of thanks in May, dedicated to BC’s healthcare professionals who provide lifelong post-transplant care to transplant recipients. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/celebrating-10-remarkable-years-of-transplant-heroes-week2022-05-18T07:00:00Z
“Elliott was one of a kind. He loved and lived life to the fullest in his short 17 years.”<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Simone,%20Elliott,%20HP%20(1).jpg" width="474" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“Elliott was one of a kind. He loved and lived life to the fullest in his short 17 years.”Simone is the proud parent of Elliott, who was able to give gifts of life (pancreas, liver and kidney) when he passed suddenly after a motorcycle accident at age 17. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/elliott-was-one-of-a-kind-he-loved-and-lived-life-to-the-fullest-in-his-short-17-years2022-05-06T07:00:00Z
“Organ donation gave a sense of meaning to his suffering.”<img alt="" height="543" src="/PublishingImages/Norm.jpg" width="475" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“Organ donation gave a sense of meaning to his suffering.”Camille honours her father Norm by sharing his unique story with organ donation and MAID. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/organ-donation-gave-a-sense-of-meaning-to-his-suffering2022-04-27T07:00:00Z
April is Organ Donation Awareness Month<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/BCT-Staff-2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />April is Organ Donation Awareness MonthWear green on April 7 in support of organ donation and to honour the legacy of Humboldt Bronco, Logan Boulet, and the six lives he saved.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/april-is-organ-donation-month2022-04-07T07:00:00Z
From “Professional Patient” to Paramedic – Fiona shares her journey as a transplant recipient and landing her dream job<img alt="" height="523" src="/PublishingImages/Fiona%20Walker%202.jpeg" width="455" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />From “Professional Patient” to Paramedic – Fiona shares her journey as a transplant recipient and landing her dream jobFiona looks forward to being the best advocate for patients.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/from-professional-patient-to-paramedic-–-fiona-shares-her-journey-as-a-transplant-recipient-and-landing-her-dream-job2022-03-29T07:00:00Z
Rav knew exactly why her brother Michael held on for his last few days – to become an organ donor and save five lives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/RavMann.PNG" width="525" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Rav knew exactly why her brother Michael held on for his last few days – to become an organ donor and save five livesMichael is described as being humble, kind, loving, family-oriented and respectful, and he had the gift of lighting up any room.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/rav-knew-exactly-why-her-brother-michael-held-on-for-his-last-few-days-–-to-become-an-organ-donor-and-save-five-lives2022-03-29T07:00:00Z
“Taylor is our superhero.”<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Jodie,%20Edwin,%20Emma%20and%20Taylor%20Hockey%20(1).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“Taylor is our superhero.”Taylor Berle is remembered by his parents Jodie and Edwin as a young man who always put others before himself. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/taylor-is-our-superhero2022-03-22T07:00:00Z
Jaiye and Ka Yee call themselves “kidney sisters” as they are bonded by the same organ donor<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Jaiye%20and%20Ka%20Yee_Kidney.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Jaiye and Ka Yee call themselves “kidney sisters” as they are bonded by the same organ donorFive years ago, on a miraculous day in 2017 for Jaiye and Ka Yee, the two met at Vancouver General Hospital and found out they each received a transplanted kidney from the same organ donor. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/jaiye-and-ka-yee-call-themselves-kidney-sisters-as-they-are-bonded-by-the-same-organ-donor2022-03-10T08:00:00Z
Recognizing BC Transplant’s Patricia Bellavance on International Women’s Day<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Patricia%202.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Recognizing BC Transplant’s Patricia Bellavance on International Women’s DayPatricia’s role on the Health Information Management team is critical – she manages BC’s Organ Donation Registry. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/recognizing-bc-transplant’s-patricia-bellavance-on-international-women’s-day2022-03-08T08:00:00Z
Elizabeth celebrates two milestones - 10 years with her heart transplant and 20 years of the Heart Transplant Home Society<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Elizabeth1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Elizabeth celebrates two milestones - 10 years with her heart transplant and 20 years of the Heart Transplant Home SocietyWhen Elizabeth received a heart transplant 10 years ago, it set her on a journey that included becoming the current president of the Heart Transplant Home Society. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/elizabeth-celebrates-two-milestones-10-years-with-her-heart-transplant-and-20-years-of-the-heart-transplant-home-society2022-02-28T08:00:00Z


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