Our 2020 Ambassador: Laurel

The Children’s Organ Transplant Society is ecstatic to welcome Laurel as our 2020 ambassador! Her story as the first surviving pediatric double-lung transplant recipient in BC is our pleasure to tell. Here is her story: Laurel was born with a high Apgar score– a test given to newborn babies based on appearance, pulse, grimace response,…

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2019 Season of Giving Wishlist

Happy Season of Giving! This past year, the Children’s Organ Transplant Society has been called upon more than ever to help families deal with financial burden. Together, we can help brighten the lives of BC’s organ transplant children. Help us raise the necessary funds to support COTS families by donating! Find two options below, with…

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Our 2019 Impact Report: Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children.

Thank you for supporting the Children’s Organ Transplant Society of BC and helping children who are waiting for an organ transplant, and those who have had a transplant. You are making a difference in the lives of people like nine-year old Logyn Booth. At the age of two, a disease began attacking his kidneys and…

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Madeline’s Story

by Shani Sam. A chance meeting with Debbie Bielech, founder of the Children’s Organ Transplant Society of B.C., helped us survive the difficult transplant journey with our daughter. We met Debbie after a stressful weekend in and out of BC Children’s Hospital. Our daughter Madeline was born with what is thought to be a variant…

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Challaine’s Story

Challaine was diagnosed prenatally that she had no functioning kidneys. She was born 3 weeks early and immediately started peritoneal dialysis which only worked until she was 20 months old. She was then immediately switched to 6 months of hemodialysis. Numerous medical situations arose from her kidneys not functioning. Altogether Challaine has spent close to…

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Life after an organ transplant

  Thanks to medical advancements in organ transplants, many children who suffer from organ failure go on to enjoy a significantly improved quality of life. But they, and their families, face countless challenges before making a full recovery. One of the top priorities after an organ transplant is preventing organ ‘rejection’. Rejection can be a…

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The Holiday countdown

The countdown to the holidays has begun. The excitement of the Winter break just around the corner, and the warm feelings/memories that Christmas brings for Children and Adults alike. If you’ve been following along with our blog posts the past few weeks, thank you for your continued support; if this is your first time stopping…

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