Why Research Matters

The world of transplantation is changing at a breathtaking pace. Clinical and surgical procedures that were considered groundbreaking or experimental only a decade ago are now commonplace. Research discoveries led to most of these impressive benchmarks of progress in patient care.

British Columbia consistently produces some of the strongest clinical outcomes in the country, due in part to research focused on increasing the supply of organs available for transplant, reducing organ rejection, improving immunosuppressive drugs, and monitoring health outcomes for transplant recipients.