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Transplant Hero: Marianna

There are a lot of people involved in the organ donation and transplant process in our province. From doctors and nurses, to dieticians and pharmacists—each and every one of them play a vital role in helping people in BC get a second chance at life.
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Marianna is one of those heroes.

What do you do? 


I’m a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Renal Transplant. I work closely with the renal transplant team to optimize medication regimen for renal transplant recipients, including transplant and non-transplant related medications.

How long have you worked in organ donation/transplant? What made you want to work in this field?


I’ve been working in this field since 2013 when a new position opened up on the kidney transplant team. Previously, I had worked with patients across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease, including pre-dialysis and dialysis, so the natural progression was transplant. 

It's been an exciting opportunity to learn something new and craft a role for a pharmacist in the most complex patient population.

What do you enjoy most about what you do? What’s most rewarding?


For me, patient interaction is the most enjoyable part of my job. I like being able to work closely with patients and come up with a plan together so they can achieve the most benefits from their medications. It’s also rewarding to see patients doing well and living a normal life with the new kidney post-transplant.

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