Support and Resources

Accommodations

Support

Children's Organ Transplant Society
The Children’s Organ Transplant Society is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children in British Columbia who have had a transplant, those who are waiting for a transplant, as well as their families, through support services, advocacy and awareness.

Heart Transplant Home Society 
Provides furnished accommodation for heart transplant patients. Contact hths@hearttransplanthomes.com for more information. 

Rest Easy 
Started by Kris and Tanya Kirby, Rest Easy's mission is to provide a one-night stay at a hotel close to St Paul’s Hospital for every heart transplant recipient’s “person” on the day of their loved one's transplant, so they can Rest Easy for the first time in a long time.

Happy Liver Society
The Happy Liver Society of BC is a non-profit society focused on providing housing to support patients and their families from all over British Columbia as they need to travel to Vancouver General Hospital for a life-saving Liver Transplant.  The society operates Stacey House for the exclusive use of post-operative liver patients and their family members who must travel to Vancouver for treatment of their liver disease.

Kidney Foundation of Canada - BC Branch
The BC Branch manages the Kidney Suites program providing accommodation for transplant recipients. The KFoC also manages the Living Organ Donor Expense Reimbursement Program. 

Canadian Association of Transplantation
www.transplant.ca

The Fraser Valley Transplant Network
The Fraser Valley Transplant Network is a support group of pre and post-transplant individuals, family and friends, offering support through education, experiences and answering questions.
For more information, please call Charlie or Diane Fox at 604.533.3352

David Foster Foundation
The David Foster Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing financial support for non-medical expenses to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants.

Family Caregivers of British Columbia

Transplant and Donation 

Canadian Blood Services
www.organandtissues.ca

Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR)
www.cihi.ca/corr

Canadian Society of Transplantation
www.cst-transplant.ca

Health

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Canada Inc.
www.alpha1canada.ca
1-888-669-4583

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Canadian Registry
www.alpha1canadianregistry.com
1-800-352-8186

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
www.cysticfibrosis.ca

Canadian Lung Association
www.lung.ca

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.
www.clhia.ca

Canadian MedicAlert™ Foundation
www.medicalert.ca

Living with Pulmonary Hypertension
www.livingwithph.ca

Canada Pension Disability
www.servicecanada.gc.ca
1-800-277-9914

The CPP Disability program's primary role is to replace a portion of income for CPP contributors who cannot work because of a disability that is both severe and prolonged.
The application takes three to six months to process and there is a requirement of medical documentation to support your claim.