Our world class team is committed to increasing access to transplantation and improving the lives of patients with organ failure. With your help, the Alberta Transplant Institute can focus on its vision and mission - transforming and saving lives through new advances in transplantation research and clinical care - to become a world leader in innovative techniques.
Using new technology to meet organ shortage


There is a critical shortage of donor organs in Alberta. Waitlists across our province have grown by 40 per cent since 2006, while our donation rates have remained among the lowest in Canada. Plus, 70 per cent of donated organs are not able to be used for transplantation, contributing to the hundreds of Canadians who die each year while waiting for a life-saving transplant.

The Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI) is home to 100 experts and the Canadian Donation and Transplant Research Program. The ATI is one of the most advanced transplant research and training centres in Canada, and the only one serving Western Canada.

The Impact of Your Donation

The institute brings together a constellation of scientists, physicians and educators involved in transplantation in Alberta to work together more easily. ATI boasts the leadership of three Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs who are leading the way in transplant surgery and immunology.

The institute is advancing transplantation science through exploring ex vivo perfusion technology, regenerative cellular therapies and alternatives to lifelong immunosuppressant drug use after receiving an organ.

How to Help

Transplantation is a reprieve to the uncertainty felt by those suffering organ failure.

You can give parents more time with their children, children more time to grow, and families more time to create memories through a gift to ATI. Your donation will equip the institute with the resources necessary to improve lives impacted by transplantation.

A small donation will help the Alberta Transplant Institute give thousands of people living with organ failure a second chance at life.

Planning a charitable gift during your lifetime can leave some or all of your estate to the University of Alberta in the future.

Support the Alberta Transplant Institute

To find out how you can accelerate the pace of discovery through ATI, please contact the Office of Advancement.

Give to the ATI

Scott Bremner
Associate Director, Advancement
Tel: (780) 492-7324