Coffee Break Boot Camp Warms Hearts
Hélène Campbell and her crew stopped in Winnipeg on Thursday, November 7 to join us for a Coffee Break Boot Camp outside of 201 Portage Avenue.
Hélène travelled from Toronto to Vancouver by VIA Rail Canada to promote her Give2Live fundraising campaign in support of transplant patients and their families. Manitobans who wish to support the campaign to help other Manitobans on the waitlist can do so at the Give2Live site.
Local fitness instructor Brian Forsythe lead us in 30 minutes of exercises to rev up our heart rates and prepare us for a Winnipeg winter of shoveling snow, scraping windshields and skating down the river.
Teachers: Book your Transplant Talk presentation date now
Organ donation is a fascinating area of medicine that is touching more and more people every day as the need for transplants grows.
We offer students and staff a unique and empowering learning and info session about the importance of organ donation. We can conduct these sessions during class time and are flexible with dates and times. Presentations can be tailored to almost any class subject. Our goal is to encourage conversation in the community about organ donation by taking away the fear and discomfort that people have about the topic.
It’s not a conversation about death. We’re talking about a single person saving up to eight lives.
We can cover any or all of the following topics in a 1-hour class:
• Overview of the major organs of the body, their functions and how they can be used for transplant
• People living with organ failure and people who are living a full life with a transplanted organ
• History of organ donation and transplantation
• Points of debate and contention in organ donation and transplants
• Transplantation and organ donation in the arts, film and literature
• Organ donation in the media
• Organ donation across the world
Fill out our online form to request a presentation or, for additional information contact Jillian at 204-787-1897.
Gift of Love stories
Mandy Barrott shares her story about her husband, Robert, who touched 5 lives as an organ and tissue donor.
The Gift of Life Legacy Barb Sciberras’ husband, Shawn, received a lung transplant that saved his life and gave the couple a chance to start a family.
Rewarding Work: The Nurse’s View of a Recipient Story
Nurse Jessica Ammeter recalls her first experience seeing lungs take the first breath in a new life.
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Heart recipient Kristin Millar recalls a comical father/daughter moment pre-transplant.
Grief Counselling Resources List
The Transplant Manitoba Gift of Life program understands that donor families may need some guided help to work through their grieving process. Your employer may have an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides free confidential counselling. Check if your private medical insurance plan covers professional counselling and use the information provided here to find help.
I want to be a living kidney donor
Kidney transplant is generally regarded as the best solution for kidney failure. Donating a kidney to a friend or loved one, or as an anonymous donor is a generous act and a big decision. Learn more about deciding if this is right for you, and how we determine if you are a suitable candidate for donation.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I have indicated my intent to be an organ donor, will medical staff still do everything possible to save my life?
The first and foremost concern for healthcare professionals caring for critically ill patients is to do everything possible to save lives.
Interested in volunteering with us?
We are currently looking for gardners to help with maintaining our Garden of Life at Assiniboine Park. Call 204-787-1897 if you would like to help out!