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BC’s healthcare teams work together to make organ donation possible amidst one of the province’s worst wildfire seasons<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/ODHD-Wildfires-Aug2021.jpg" width="482" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC’s healthcare teams work together to make organ donation possible amidst one of the province’s worst wildfire seasonsSix lives saved in 24 hours due to quick and coordinated efforts.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/bc’s-healthcare-teams-work-together-to-make-organ-donation-possible-amidst-one-of-the-province’s-worst-wildfire-seasons2021-09-01T07:00:00Z
Brian Parson: Heart recipient and firefighter<img alt="" height="674" src="/PublishingImages/SPU[1].jpg" width="465" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Brian Parson: Heart recipient and firefighter56-year-old Brian Parson is one of the firefighters keeping residents safe in BC’s Southern Interior.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/brian-parson-heart-recipient-and-firefighter2021-08-11T07:00:00Z
Finding light through organ donation<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Ethan%201.jpeg" width="446" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Finding light through organ donationEthan’s brother Elliott passed away in an unexpected and heartbreaking situation, leaving his family to grieve and make sense of the tragedyhttp://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/finding-light-through-organ-donation2021-08-11T07:00:00Z
Nurse goes the extra mile to save a life – by donating one of her own kidneys<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Kirby%20side%20by%20side.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nurse goes the extra mile to save a life – by donating one of her own kidneysKirby Pickard came across a kidney donor outreach pamphlet while on shift one day at VGH back in 2015. The quick second glance that caught her eye, ended up saving the life of Monika Colmorgen. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/nurse-goes-the-extra-mile-to-save-a-life-–-by-donating-one-of-her-own-kidneys2021-06-23T07:00:00Z
Congratulations to Jayden and Cameron – BC Transplant’s inaugural scholarship winners<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Winners%20side%20by%20side.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Congratulations to Jayden and Cameron – BC Transplant’s inaugural scholarship winnersBC Transplant awarded two “Live Life. Pass It On.” scholarships to Grade 12 secondary students who led an organ donation awareness project in their community in the 2020/21 school year. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/congratulations-to-jayden-and-cameron-–-bc-transplant’s-inaugural-scholarship-winners2021-06-08T07:00:00Z
VGH Transplant Team run the distance across Canada<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Big-Run-VGH.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />VGH Transplant Team run the distance across CanadaSoon after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 10 members of the VGH transplant team who work together in hospital to provide care for transplant patients started to “run together” virtually across Canada. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/vgh-transplant-team-run-the-distance-across-canada2021-05-03T07:00:00Z
10 km for 10 years – Double-lung recipient marks a decade with gifted lungs<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Paul%20Underhill%202.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />10 km for 10 years – Double-lung recipient marks a decade with gifted lungsPaul Underhill was always an active child. Though he developed Cystic Fibrosis as an infant, a genetic disease that affects the digestive system and the lungs, exercise was still encouraged by his family. http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/10-km-for-10-years-–-double-lung-recipient-marks-a-decade-with-gifted-lungs2021-04-23T07:00:00Z
Going virtual: How BC Transplant volunteers pivoted during the pandemic<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/WALKOFLIFE-00135.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Going virtual: How BC Transplant volunteers pivoted during the pandemicThis year’s National Volunteer Week honours the awe-inspiring acts of kindness of volunteers who’ve continued to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/going-virtual-how-bc-transplant-volunteers-pivoted-during-the-pandemic2021-04-20T07:00:00Z
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.http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/green-shirt-day-inspires-organ-donor-to-give-life2021-04-01T07:00:00Z
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).http://www.transplant.bc.ca/about/news-stories/organ-donation-transplant-stories/the-gift-of-organ-donation-and-sisterhood2021-04-01T07:00:00Z


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