Operation Popcorn makes delivery to Comox Valley Hospital

Volunteers from the BC Transplant Society paid a visit to the Emergency Room at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus Tuesday, delivering popcorn to the workers there. Sid Popham, a heart recipient 20 years ago is standing extreme left. Kneeling we have (right) Martin Davies representing son Tim who was working. Tim is a double heart recipient (1999 & 2014). Kneeling (middle and left) are Doug and Jacquie Martin, parents of Cieran who was tragically injured in a car accident at age 16. His organs were donated.

Volunteers from the British Columbia Transplant Society delivered popcorn to the North Island Hospital, Comox Valley Tuesday morning.

The popcorn is a gift to staff in the emergency room (ER) and intensive care unit (ICU) departments to thank them for their involvement in the retrieval of organs to be used in transplants.

The visit was especially significant for the parents of Ciaran Martin, who died after being struck by a vehicle in 2014.

Doug and Jacquie Martin met a nurse who had been involved with Ciaran at the time his organs were donated.

The nurse was the first staff member the Martins had met who had been involved with Ciaran.

For more information on BC’s organ donor registry, or to register your organs, visit transplant.bc.ca

 

Volunteers from the BC Transplant Society paid a visit to the Intensive Care Unit at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus Tuesday, delivering popcorn to the workers there. Sid Popham, a heart recipient 20 years ago, is on the left, next to Doug and Jacquie Martin, parents of Cieran who was tragically injured in a car accident at age 16. His organs were donated. Photo submitted

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