The British Transplant Games have been in existence for over 30 years.
Developed by the Transplant Surgeon Maurice Slapack in 1978 the Games was originally an international event welcoming teams from France, Greece and even the USA, today the British Transplant Games see teams from hospitals across the UK come together to compete. Many athletes also go on to take part at the World Transplant Games.
The Games help deliver Transplant Sports aim to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register and discuss their wishes with their families.
They have been staged annually since 1978 in cities across the UK and the 2015 Games will be held in NewcastleGateshead.
Days of the games
Transplant recipients taking part
Supporters watching the games
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant.
Of these three a day will die waiting as there are not enough organs available. Please help us to turn people’s good intentions about organ donation into action.