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Stem-cell therapies. Growing new body parts.
July 2013. "Miniature Human Liver Grown in Mice"
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Sarah Murnaghan Transplant Case Spotlights Lab-Grown Alternatives

Sarah Murnaghan transplantNEW YORK -- By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, she'd been waiting for months, and her parents had sued to give her a better shot at surgery. Her cystic fibrosis was threatening her life, and her case spurred a debate on how to allocate donor organs. Lungs and other organs for transplant are scarce.

But what if there were another way? What if you could grow a custom-made organ in a lab?
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“Lung transplant recipients are a delicate bunch. Our survival rate is not as great as other organs. I feel an obligation to participate in studies when requests are made. Researchers need data and they need money. I give a monthly contribution for research to the Transplant Research Foundation of BC. It is my way of giving back for the gift of life and supporting new discoveries so we may live longer and have a healthier life.”
MICHEL, lung recipient

Transplant Research Series on Global BC

Global News running a five-part series about transplant research, the week of November 18-22. If you've missed any of it, you can read and catch up on the video here: Video and story on Global TV Transplant: The search for a cure

Global TV BC

Addison's Christmas photo 2013

Every parent wants to see their child grow up. The McArthur-Yong Family has launched the Addison fund, to support BC's best and brightest researchers in all aspects of transplant medicine. Support The Addison Fund

Progress: 33%
Progress: 33%
Raised: $ 16700     Goal: $ 50000



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Your financial gift will support “Today's Research for the Future.““

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What We Do

The Transplant Research Foundation (TRF) of BC provides funding each year to BC based scientists conducting transplant research. We require all awarded funds go through a rigorous peer review and rating process which ensures that all Foundation funded research meets international standards of excellence.

TRF of BC supports innovation. Our Venture Grant program funds research in new areas of exploration that will lead to early prediction, diagnosis and treatment of disease associated with organ failure.



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