Shelby Gielen’s bio

Shelby Gielen is two times liver recipient, having received her first transplant at the age of 14 and her second transplant at the age of 27. Facing a third liver transplant has motivated Shelby to become a strong advocate for transplant recipients and their families. Throughout her youth and adult life Shelby has remained active in the transplant community as a mentor, a volunteer, and an athlete in the Canadian Transplant Games.

As a Patient Partner in research, Shelby is passionate about using her lived experience to infuse the patient perspective into the research process, leading to improved outcomes & practical solutions.