Service BC senior customer service staff Brigitte Rudan

West Coast Service BC staff given Community Leadership Award

Ucluelet Service BC centre staff received a Community Leadership Award for their dedication and support of organ donation.

  • Nov. 16, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Nora O’Malley

Westerly News

Back in the beginning of October, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch honoured Ucluelet Service BC centre staff with a special Community Leadership Award for their dedication and support of organ donation.

The government workers, stationed at 1636 Peninsula Road just across from the Ukee Post Office, were recognized for all their positive work in helping West Coast residents to register a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ decision regarding organ donation.

“The big discrepancy is the between the number of people who think they are registered and the number who are actually registered,” notes Area Services Manager Jim Edgar.

He said the main reason for the confusion is due to the fact that the government recently switched to a new online system of organ donation registration. Previously, people used to register by putting a sticker on their driver license.

“Approximately 90 per cent of British Columbians support the concept of organ donation, but currently less than 20 per cent are actually registered,” he said.

Provincially, the B.C. government has received about 20,000 new registrations over the past six months. 24 of those registrations came from Ucluelet.

To register your decision online, visit: www.transplant.bc.ca/be-donor. All you need is a valid BC Care Card (personal health) number.

Or, if you’d prefer human connection, swing by the Service BC office and register in person.

“Brigitte will set you up,” said Edgar.

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

nora.omalley@westerlynews.ca

Just Posted

Tla-o-qui-aht artist celebrates first solo show in Victoria.

Victoria Arts Council selects Hjalmer Wenstob as the first artist to showcase in new venue.

Home care complaints up 45% on Vancouver Island

Number of home care hours delivered down 6%, complaints up 45 %

VIDEO: West Coast youth learn the ins and outs of business

Students develop company ‘Wild Coasters’

Cost of living going up while wages are going down in Tofino and Ucluelet

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s Vital Signs Report shows need to diversify economy.

Extreme waves and king tides expected around Tofino and Ucluelet this weekend

Extreme wave hazard warning at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

B.C. woman wins Instagram celebrity’s boob job contest

‘Kirill was here’ held a contest for women to win a boob job and a trip to Miami

Man pulls over to help injured owl, gets hit by SUV

Chase RCMP say owl flew away while they were on scene

New food guide addresses ‘elephant’ in the room – alcohol

Experts welcomed the tougher stance on an issue they say demands a co-ordinated strategy

Cannabis sales up 25% in November as overall retail sales fall 0.9%

Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in the first full month of legal recreational pot sales

LNG Canada support far outweighs protests, CEO says

Andy Calitz vows completion on schedule at B.C. Natural Resource Forum

B.C. Green Party leader calls for Assistant Deputy Speaker to step aside

Weaver alleges whistleblower was fired after looking into the Liberal MLA’s expenses

Most Read