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A decade of dedication to organ donation advocacy

Always positive and passionate about organ donation, Joanne Curtis is an incredible ambassador for BC Transplant. Read how her enthusiasm has contributed to the success of many volunteer initiatives, earning her a PHSA+ Award.
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Joanne Curtis, a long-time volunteer with BC Transplant, brings a unique perspective to the table. As a liver transplant recipient, she knows firsthand the incredible gift of life that organ donation represents. Having actively participated in various initiatives and campaigns, Joanne’s ability to wear many hats makes her a valuable member of the volunteer program, always ready to lend support when needed.

Joanne Curtis, volunteer at BC TransplantJoanne’s dedication and commitment to raising awareness about organ donation have made a profound impact within the province, contributing directly to an increase in organ donation registrations. Her personal journey has inspired colleagues, sparked meaningful conversations and educated many about the power of transplantation.

“Joanne’s courage, resilience, and passion for advocating for organ donation left a lasting impression on everyone who had the opportunity to listen to her. Her ability to connect with people on an emotional level and convey the significance of this cause is commendable,” says Joanne’s nominator, Alicia Di Cesare, lead, Projects and Volunteer Experience at BC Transplant.
Being an organ donor can help save lives and improve quality of life. Learn about the organ donation process for living or deceased donors and take two minutes to register as an organ donor and give hope to over 500 people waiting for an organ transplant in B.C.

Congratulations to Joanne on her PHSA+ Award!

About the PHSA+ Awards program

The PHSA+ Awards are part of an internal recognition program that celebrates teams and individuals who bring our PHSA values to life in the workplace. They go above and beyond to serve patients and families across B.C. Read about the other PHSA+ award recipients for 2023.

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