Throughout the year, BC Transplant has a variety of campaigns that both raise awareness of organ donation and give thanks to those who make organ donation possible.
There are currently 968,156 people who have registered their decision for organ donation in BC. Unfortunately, this only represents about 20% of people who support organ donation. And while the number of organ donors has increased over the past several years, it does not meet the ever-increasing need for transplant.
Starting April 11, join us and our partners around the province in creating a conversation about organ donation so we can reach a huge milestone: the 1 million registered donor mark.
To make it easy, we've created a social media toolkit with some pre-written tweets, Facebook, and Instagram posts, along with some cool images that you can add directly to your profiles. Be sure to use the hashtag #MakeIt1Million and follow the campaign as we count down to our 1 millionth registration!
Operation Popcorn is an opportunity for people most grateful for the gift of life – transplant recipients – to say thank you to the hospital staff who make organ donation happen.
To join an Operation Popcorn team this year, fill out our volunteer application form.Each December, teams of transplant recipients deliver festive tins of popcorn to staff in the intensive care units, emergency departments and operating rooms (ICUs, ERs and ORs) across the province. These health care professionals see the tragic side of organ donation as they support families of donors, dealing with the loss of a loved one. A visit from the Operation Popcorn team allows the staff to see the people whose lives are saved through organ donation. It’s our favourite time of year!
To join an Operation Popcorn team this year, fill out our volunteer application form.
Whether you get a mini-campaign kit for your office, stop by one of our registration locations, or share the link to register online with your friends and family, we encourage everyone to rise to the occasion and share their support of organ donation. Each year, we dedicate the month of April to sharing stories and raising awareness about the benefits of organ donation and the life-saving effects of transplantation. Awareness events, registration drives, news stories - it's a busy month and we inivte you to get involved!
We all know that nurses save lives. With the help of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, we (volunteers, recipients, donor families and living donors) deliver delicious goodies to nurses at hospitals and clinics around the province in thanks for the tremendously selfless work they do. You can also join us online (Facebook.com/BCTransplant) and share what a difference your nurses have made in your life.
Speaker Series: Ongoing
At BC Transplant we know that the power of organ donation is best told through personal stories. Throughout the year, we are approached by media, business groups, schools and community organizations who are interested in learning about organ donation. The BCT Speaker Series is an opportunity for those who have been touched by transplant to come in and share their stories and hear from others in an informal, unintimidating environment. This helps speakers gain comfort in front of an audience and enables us to know what audience is best suited for the speaker.
The Speaker Series is not a “try-out.” It is our hope you arrive feeling comfortable and prepared to share your experience with others, listen to other’s stories and answer questions. We understand that this can be very emotional; therefore, we welcome a friend/spouse/family member to accompany you for further support.
To request more information about the speaker series or to request a speaker, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you to our generous sponsors who support our annual advertising campaign which includes TV, print, and transit ads like this.