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

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April 22-28, 2012 is National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week

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Did you know that as of April 22, 2012 there are more than 400 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in BC?

Vancouver Career College is teaming up with BC Transplant for the third year in a row to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. Starting April 22nd, BC Transplant launched a multi-platform campaign to encourage more BC residents to sign 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 on the organ donor waitlist was captured on film in the documentary, 65_RedRoses.

Did you know that as of April 22, 2012 there are more than 400 people waiting for a life-saving 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, British Columbians can take part in the “Live Life. Pass it On.” movement by joining the BC Transplant Facebook page and following them on Twitter. Prizes will be awarded to those who share BC Transplant's messages throughout the week. The best way of showing support, of course, is to sign up as an organ donor online at transplant.bc.ca.

Vancouver Career College Facebook Contest
From April 23-29, 2012, Vancouver Career College is asking its Facebook fans to tell them why they think becoming an organ donor is important. Fans that share a personal story or just explain why they support the cause will be entered! Entries will be voted on from April 30 - May 6, 2012 and the entry with the most votes will receive a $100 VISA gift card.

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.

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Melissa Wood
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778.331.8262, ext. 2145

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