Workers at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were presented with popcorn on Monday in appreciation for their work by the B.C. Transplant Society.
Pictured are: Carmen Leung, pharmacist; Kayla Mullet, RN; Robin Tomlin, BC Transplant Society (awaiting a liver transplant); Ben Olsen, RN; and Erika Krest, NUC.
Operation Popcorn started more than 20 years ago as a way to acknowledge the difficult but crucial role hospital staff play in dealing with deceased organ donors, their families and the organ recovery process. So far this year, the staff in ICU’s, Emergency Departments, and ORs across B.C. have helped save 268 lives.
Most British Columbians (85%) support the concept of organ donation yet only 17% have registered as organ donor.
Register now to be an organ donor at www.transplant.bc.ca.