It’s the time of year when organ transplant recipients, living donors and family members thank hospital staff across the province for their work in supporting organ donation.
BC Transplant’s annual Operation Popcorn received a visit from three local recipients on Tuesday afternoon.
Clockwise from left: Mike Grandbois, Tony Maidment (seated) and Abby Farnsworth (seated) present a gift box of popcorn to RIH ICU registered nurses Michelle Cottrell (third from right) Katie Sales and Susan Gerbrandt. Looking on is ICU manager Matthew Stubbings (second from left), RIH director Richard Jewitt and RIH OR manager Alyson Glynn. This year, BC Transplant Operation Popcorn visited 26 hospitals, with more than 100 volunteers — recipients, living donors and their families, delivering more than 100 popcorn packages.