Transplant recipients and living donors say thanks with popcorn
On the 17th anniversary of her heart transplant, Eunice Barriga celebrated with popcorn. A lot of popcorn. Big buckets of caramel popcorn, decorated for the festive season with giant red bows. Her guests of honour? The teams at St. Paul’s Hospital who help make organ donation possible – Cardiac Surgery ICU, ICU and the OR.
The Vancouver woman, along with several other transplant recipients and a living kidney donor, were part of BC Transplant’s Operation Popcorn delivery at St. Paul’s on Thursday. The annual event, now in its 28th year, is a chance to say thank you to the health care professionals who make organ donation a reality.