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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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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
47. #50YearsofTransplant: Shenaya Sweetman<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Shenaya%20Sweetman.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />47. #50YearsofTransplant: Shenaya SweetmanShenaya is a two-time heart recipient cherishing every day with her family in Kelowna. Fast forward 30 years after transplant, she is feeling stronger and healthier than ever. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/47-50yearsoftransplant-shenaya-sweetman2019-09-18T07:00:00Z
46. #50YearsofTransplant: Cindy Luo<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Cindy%20Luo.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />46. #50YearsofTransplant: Cindy LuoCindy is a clinical pharmacy specialist in renal transplant at Vancouver General Hospital. She works closely with renal patients to ensure they are taking their medications, while monitoring side effects and changing medication as required. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/46-50yearsoftransplant-cindy-luo2019-09-11T07:00:00Z
45. #50YearsofTransplant: Carolyn Putt<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Carolyn%20Putt.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />45. #50YearsofTransplant: Carolyn PuttCarolyn shares her experience of being a living kidney donor for her friend Hayley. “As my Romanian friends would say, 'La multi ani' - to many more years!"http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/50yearsoftransplant-carolyn-putt2019-09-04T07:00:00Z
44. #50YearsofTransplant: Rob Hammerschmidt<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Rob%20Hammerschmidt.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />44. #50YearsofTransplant: Rob HammerschmidtSince Rob received a kidney from his dad 10 years ago, he’s travelled to over 20 countries around the world and stepped foot on every continent. He lives life to the fullest every day as none of this would have been possible for him before transplant. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/44-50yearsoftransplant-rob-hammerschmidt2019-08-28T07:00:00Z
43. #50YearsofTransplant: Anja Webster and Christine Adair<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Anja%20and%20Christine.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />43. #50YearsofTransplant: Anja Webster and Christine AdairAnja and Christine are both dietitians with the Post Kidney Transplant Program at St. Paul’s Hospital. Between the two, there are approximately 1,000 kidney transplant recipients they follow. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/43-50yearsoftransplant-anja-webster-and-christina-adair2019-08-21T07:00:00Z


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