Children’s Organ Transplant society was founded in April 2001 by Debbie Bielech. Debbie formed the charity after one year of donating the left lobe of her liver to save her son’s life. During this time, she experienced many challenges that all families go through when they are given the news that their child needs a lifesaving organ transplant. It led Debbie to create an emotional support group for families who were on the transplant road: from organ transplant, transplant recipients and their families.
Thanks to your donations we help families with the funds needed for their medical supplies and equipment but also provide support with regards to education and awareness. This is all in collaboration with BC transplant, Canadian Transplant Association, BC Children’s Hospital, pharmaceutical companies and like-minded Charities and organizations that work to support families on the road of a life-long transplant journey. If it wasn’t for your donations, the implications on the health of these children’s if they don’t receive these supplies is significant. It can lead to poor weight gain, increased risk of infection, and increased medical complications which eventually can lead to admission in the hospital.
The Children’s Organ Transplant Society also is involved with Transplant and Kidney camp at Camp Latona. This camp gives kids a experience to go to camp and enjoy activities with kids that have experienced similar medical issues. Peer support helps families connect with other families who are going through the same experience. Throughout the year the Children’s Organ Transplant Society holds social events that allow families to connect with one another. These events can be found on our homepage as well as the event page of our website, and through our Facebook page.
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