"Your voice of the transplant community"

TRIO Services

Annual Conference

TRIO hosts an annual conference where candidates, recipients, donors, their families, and health care professionals meet and discuss issues pertinent to organ, tissue, and bone marrow transplantation. TRIO's 2005 annual conference was held in Jacksonville, FL April 29-May 1, 2005. In September of 2008, the TRIO Conference is in St. Louis, held in conjunction with the ITNS Conference. In recent years, the annual conference has been renamed as the TRIO Leadership Summit and held in such places as Phildelphia, PA, Washington, DC and for the 25th anniversary year celebration, in Pittsburgh, PA, the birthplace of TRIO back in 1987. Note that videos of the summit workshops are available for viewing under Resoruces on this web site.
Check back on this web site for announcements about future conferences when available.
2012 Leadership Summit gathering - Pittsburgh, PA


TRIO E-News, TRIO's monthly e-mailed newsletter, is composed of articles and information about donation and transplantation. TRIO E-News is also a forum for chapters to share ideas for enhancing programs, fund raising, and membership development. Currently, electronic version readership of the newsletter is more than 1,000 each month.


TRIO provides educational materials regarding transplantation and donor awareness, as well as information about financial and insurance issues relevant to the transplantation process.

Support Network

TRIO provides a national, toll-free telephone support network which links candidates, recipients, donors, and their families for peer-to-peer interaction. Learn more about TRIO's Lend a Helping Ear Program.


Each year, TRIO sponsors educational scholarships for transplant candidates, recipients, and donor family members who desire to pursue post-secondary education. Go to Resources on this site to view those scholarship opportunities along with many other non-TRIO scholarhips too.

Travel Program

In partnership with United Airlines, TRIO accepts frequent flyer miles donated to support this program that helps families deal with transplant related travel needs. See the Travel Program page for important details..

Coalition Building

TRIO works to improve the quality of life for candidates, recipients, donors, and their families. At the international, national, state, and local levels, TRIO cooperatively promotes the need for organ, tissue, and bone marrow donation.

Bulletin Board

Join the forum to participate in discussing transplant matters.