Vancouver Career College Teams Up to Save Lives

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College becomes community sponsor, promotes BC Organ Donor Registry

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Part of our job as career educators is to inspire our students to be the best they can be

More than 350 British Columbians are currently waiting for an organ transplant and a chronic shortage of available organs in the province means many of them will die waiting. With BC Transplant launching its 2010 Give Life awareness initiative, Vancouver Career College has signed on as a community sponsor to encourage more British Columbians to become organ donors.

The Give Life campaign aims to promote organ donor awareness in BC and encourage more citizens to make a decision about organ donation. Vancouver Career College joins a list of other community sponsors such as London Drugs, BC Biomedical Laboratories, Pacific Blue Cross and Scotiabank in helping to promote the campaign.

“Part of our job as career educators is to inspire our students to be the best they can be,” says Larry Heinzlmeir, VP of Marketing for Vancouver Career College. “As a community sponsor of the Give Life campaign, we want to inspire not only people at our campuses but also those in the surrounding communities.”

More than 4700 transplants have been performed in BC since 1968. While survival rates for transplant patients have continued to improve, only a small percentage of suitable organs are available. Moreover, some organs that could be available for transplant are lost because families may not be aware of their loved one’s choice to be a donor.

To register as an organ donor or to learn more about organ donation, visit BC Transplant (http://www.transplant.bc.ca).

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About Vancouver Career College

Vancouver Career College (http://vccollege.ca) 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 seven 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.

For more information:

Warren Mailey
Manager, Communications
778.331.8262 ext. 2130

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