To eliminate barriers and financial stressors associated with securing local accommodation for patients in need of a heart transplant in BC.
When Ron Bayne and Peter Quinn met during their transplant journeys in 2001, they saw that for many recipients, finding an affordable place to stay during the few months of post-surgical recovery and medical follow-up was a significant challenge—and a source of financial stress. The Heart Transplant Home Society (HTHS) was born out of their commitment to address that challenge, so other heart transplant recipients can focus on what matters most: their health.
At HTHS, we offer affordable accommodation to heart transplant patients and their loved one(s) in two homes near St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. We have housed over 190 recipients to date and plan to open a third home to accommodate more families.
HTHS is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. We rely on the financial generosity of members and donors, and 97% of every dollar raised goes towards operating our existing homes, directly supporting heart patients and their caregivers.
All members of our Board of Directors have been directly touched by organ transplant, and many are heart transplant recipients. We know what patients are going through and we understand their challenges.
We create a support network before, during and after treatment, bringing together patients, families, communities and healthcare providers.
We support heart transplant recipients by promoting greater understanding of their needs throughout the community.