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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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Green Shirt Day inspires organ donor to give life<img alt="" height="602" src="/PublishingImages/Wade%20Graham%20transplant.jpeg" width="455" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Green Shirt Day inspires organ donor to give lifeAs one of many people affected by"The Logan Boulet Effect", Wade's organ donor Joan registered herdecision right after she heard about the Humboldt Broncos tragedy in 2018.
The Gift of Organ Donation and Sisterhood<img alt="" height="436" src="/PublishingImages/KristaJo.PNG" width="393" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Gift of Organ Donation and SisterhoodKrista has seen both sides of the organ donation process – giving (her sister Maddy was an organ donor) and receiving (her best friend Joanne is a transplant recipient).
A research project: exploring direct contact for pediatric transplant recipients<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Jordy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A research project: exploring direct contact for pediatric transplant recipientsAn interview with BCT’s Jordy Hermiston gives insight on how the direct contact program could expand.’s-direct-contact-program2021-03-05T08:00:00Z
Two sides of the same journey<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DelgrossoandVicki.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Two sides of the same journeyKristy's mother Vicki, became an organ donor not long after she was taken off the transplant wait list.
A new heart and a lease on life<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GranthamFamily.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A new heart and a lease on lifeJoyce will be turning 80 years old this year and looks forward to celebrating her 22nd heart transplant-aversary.
“One generous donor and their family made a selfless decision”<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Beth-Miller%20(3).jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“One generous donor and their family made a selfless decision”Beth Miller is one of a record-breaking 55 lung transplant recipients in 2020.
Actor has new, real-life role as a heart-transplant recipient<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/JGS%20(3).jpg" width="397" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Actor has new, real-life role as a heart-transplant recipientJason Gray-Stanford reflects on receiving a new heart in a record-breaking transplant year.
One year after transplant with Judy<img alt="" height="498" src="/PublishingImages/Judy1.jpeg" width="365" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />One year after transplant with JudyJudy Mori was BC's 500th lung transplant recipient in 2019.’s-500th-lung-transplant-recipient2020-11-25T08:00:00Z
Honouring Taylor – An organ donor at just 17<img alt="" height="543" src="/PublishingImages/Taylor.jpg" width="410" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Honouring Taylor – An organ donor at just 17Taylor was just 17, when he became an organ donor and saved three lives with his kidneys and liver.–-an-organ-donor-at-just-172020-11-25T08:00:00Z
Ryan’s Story – The gift of time<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/_Ryan1%20(2).jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Ryan’s Story – The gift of timeBecause of an organ donor, I got to have an extra decade with my mom.’s-story-–-the-gift-of-time2020-09-21T07:00:00Z

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