Vancouver Career College is Proud to Support BC Transplant’s “Live Life. Pass it On.” Campaign

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April 17-24, 2011 is National Organ Donor Awareness Week

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Did you know that as of April 18th, 2011 there are nearly 400 people waiting for an organ transplant in BC?

Vancouver Career College is teaming up with BC Transplant to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. Starting April 18th, BC Transplant is launching a campaign to encourage more BC residents to show their support by signing up as an organ donor.

This year, BC Transplant’s campaign centres around Eva Markvoort, a young woman who struggled with Cystic Fibrosis and ultimately received a double lung transplant. Although Eva’s body eventually rejected the donor lungs, her long road waiting on the organ donor waitlist was captured on film in the documentary, 65_RedRoses.

Did you know that as of April 18th, 2011 there are nearly 400 people waiting for an organ transplant in BC? Eva knew how long the wait could be, and it was her strength and commitment to raise awareness about the plight of those on the organ donor waitlist that made her friends and family continue her fight. And Vancouver Career College hopes you’ll join the fight too.

Throughout National Organ Donor Awareness Week, take part in the “Live Life. Pass it On.” movement by joining the BC Transplant Facebook page, changing your Facebook profile pic and following them on Twitter. You can also join BC Transplant as they host a screening of the film 65_RedRoses on April 27th at the Ridge Theatre. And the biggest way of showing your support is to sign up as an organ donor online at transplant.bc.ca.

Register as an Organ Donor at BC Transplant
BC Transplant would like to thank all courageous donor family members for making a decision to save the lives of strangers during their time of immense loss and grief, and to all British Columbians who have taken a few moments to register their decision on BC’s Organ Donor Registry.

About Vancouver Career College
Vancouver Career College is dedicated to providing students with the highest standard of education and career training, with all programs granted approval by the provincial government of British Columbia. With small classes, industry-relevant programs and six convenient locations across BC, Vancouver Career College is one of the region’s leading career training schools with solid results in job placement for graduates. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Melissa Wood
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778.331.8262, ext. 2145

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