Operation Popcorn thanks transplant staff

Volunteers from the B.C. Transplant Society were busy over Christmas delivering popcorn to staff members from various hospitals

B.C. Transplant Society volunteer Robin Tomlin (middle)

B.C. Transplant Society volunteer Robin Tomlin (middle)

Volunteers from the B.C. Transplant Society were busy over Christmas delivering popcorn to staff members from various hospitals to thank them for all their great work.

Operation Popcorn began more than 20 years ago as a way of acknowledging 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 ICUs, emergency departments and Ors across BC have helped save 300 lives.

More than 400 British Columbians are currently waiting for transplants. To register to be an organ donor go to www.transplant.bc.ca