A woman hailing from Port Moody is launching a province-wide tour at the B.C. legislature tomorrow in an effort to dramatically increase the number of registered organ donors.
36 year old Amanda Poch says she almost died after being diagnosed Autoimmune Hepatitis and urgently required a liver transplant.
That was 10 years ago.
Now she’s launching a campaign called “Live then Give” in an attempt to raise 10,000 new organ donation registrations.
“The demand is so high and the supply is so low and it’s really just because there is not enough communication, no one wants to talk about their mortality, and I understand that more than anyone.”
She says only 20% of British Columbians are registered, while more than 500 people are on the waitlist.