Clare Bannon is the Clinical Nurse Leader of the kidney transplant program at Province Health Care. She is the recipient of the TRF funded 2019 Research Challenge award and has been a co-investigator on various other TRF funded micro grants.
What is your connection to transplant?
My whole nursing career has been in the transplant field. I started out working with kidney transplant patients and then moved to the province’s first multi-organ transplant program. From there I spent time with the organ retrieval team at BC Transplant, the pre-transplant liver program, and the living donor liver program. I am now back with the kidney transplant program.
What motivates you to engage in research?
Engaging in transplant research could help us refine our current practice and improve the transplant journey for our patients. It is also a great way to collaborate and learn with our team on transplant research projects.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Facilitating patient-led well-being and witnessing the dramatic improvement in our patients’ quality of life due to transplantation. I am also fortunate to work with an exceptional interdisciplinary team.
Outside of work, what do you do for fun?
I love to listen and play music. I enjoy painting, skiing, and skating. One of my favorite places to go is the beach!