On Friday, Dec. 4, the ICU and ER staff at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox, received a well deserved surprise.
The surprise came in the form of large canisters of popcorn. The canisters were sent by the BC Transplant Society to staff at hospitals throughout the province which had participated in the retrieval of organs for transplantation in Vancouver. Transplants are done at St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General.
The canisters are a way of thanking staff who usually have no idea of the results of their work at the hospitals.
Presenting the canisters were two heart recipients, the mother of a 16-year-old donor, the wife of a man awaiting a double lung transplant and the father of a double heart recipient.
All of these people are living proof that organ donation works.
If you are not registered on the BC organ donor registry, and would like to be, visit www.transplant.bc.ca/ where you can registered in seconds.