A new partnership was formed between the Transplant Research Foundation (TRF) of BC and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. TRF is the leading health foundation in Canada dedicated to funding scientific grants for research in organ transplantation. TRF’s goal is to find a cure for organ failure, and ultimately – through research – to eliminate the need for organ transplantation.

This partnership will help TRF operate more cost-effectively as a not-for-profit by leveraging the fundraising strengths of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. At the same time, it will provide the Foundation with additional options for donors who are passionate about transplant research.

“We have crafted a unique model of partnership that marries the strengths of both organizations around the value and importance of supporting transplantation research in BC.” – Lori Lothian, Board Chair, Transplant Research Foundation