San Francisco Bay Area Chapter


Transplant Recipients International Organization


                                                                                                                                                       A Donate Life Organization

TRIO Bay Area's Mission

Promote Awareness of organ and tissue donation as an important social responsibility. Develop and support mechanisms to improve the availability of organs and tissue on an equitable basis to meet the needs of transplant recipients.

Provide Support to transplant candidates, recipients, and their families to help alleviate the stress and problems associated with the transplant process.

Promote Education of transplant candidates, recipients, their families, and donor's families as well as provide current information on developments in organ and tissue donation, transplantation, medications, social issues, and finances. Inform transplant candidates, recipients, and their families, and donor families on initiatives in the transplantation field by federal, state, and local governmental bodies.

Provide Advocacy for the concerns and needs that affect the welfare of transplant candidates, recipients, and their families and donor families and make those needs known to federal, state, and local governmental bodies. Effectively communicate the views of transplant candidates, recipients and their families, and donor families on issues in the field of transplantation and organ and tissue donation to the general public.

   Bay Area TRIO Officers:


   Nima Chhay            President

   Monet Thomson     Secretary

   Ruben Ramos        Treasurer

   Nima Chhay            Membership Chair

   Noele Gringeri        Speaker Chair


To donate or pay membership dues online via PayPal (Click on donate button above)

(You don't need to have a PayPal account)

To become a member submit your Membership form (Click Below to download form)

Click here to download TRIO membership form (PDF)

Click here to download TRIO brochure (PDF)

TRIO Summer Picnic 2023

Photo credit to Brianna Okonek.

We are deeply saddened to share the passing of one of our beloved members Isabel Stenzel Byrnes. Isa was part of our chapter for many years and brought so much light, joy, and kindness to our meetings and events. Isa made deep connections and formed friendships with many of our members.

Isa is gone from this world, but she has left behind so much including this TED talk, where she talks about loss. I hope you will find some comfort in hearing her words again.

The Art of Saying Goodbye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkffpibi-Dc

and this from May of this year:

How to Say Goodbye to Someone You Love: https://www.npr.org/2023/05/06/1174553981/how-to-say-goodbye-to-someone-you-love

Isabel Stenzel Byrnes 

Tom Martin - Webmaster

Bay Area TRIO