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Albertans in desperate need of organ transplants turn to social media, marketing

Social media, marketing and creative planning are becoming more common as the number of patients in need regularly outstrips the number of organs available. It’s become especially true for those like Vogel, suffering kidney failure, because a matching live donor can quickly restore a critical function that otherwise has to be simulated by regular and often painful dialysis treatments, which in some cases can continue for several years.

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Organ recipient Doug Pearson given a second chance due to priceless gift

Doug Pearson speaks about undergoing a double lung transplant and the second chance he’s received due to the operation. Pearson is a vocal advocate of being an organ donor as he’s living proof of what giving the gift of life can accomplish.

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‘It’s either that or you die’: Desperate billboard campaign leads to donated kidney — and friend for life

When the 48-year-old Tony Timmons first saw a billboard last year pleading for a live kidney donor to help Calgary teacher Ryan McLennan, the decision to try and assist a perfect stranger came naturally to him.

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Organ donations: What you can do to help save a life

Saving the life of a fellow Canadian can be as easy as checking a box online or saying yes to being an organ donor when you renew your driver’s license. But, that’s just the beginning for those wanting to make a difference.

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The City of Lethbridge renamed a local hockey arena on Saturday in honour of Logan Boulet.

Logan Boulet, a Lethbridge, Alta. native, was one of 16 victims in the crash. He was celebrated for his status as an organ donor, which created awareness for the importance of donor registration.

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