The British Transplant Games hosts around 70 teams each year. Each team taking part in The Games stems from a hospital coordinator who then manages the team and recruits new members every year. Our biggest team has around 150 members and our smallest team has just two! If you have had a life – saving transplant – why not contact you transplant hospital to find your Team Manager and register your interest?

Team Members have been through life changing experiences and here you will find some stories of children and adults, both competitors and supporters who have been directly affected by organ transplantation and who take part in The British Transplant Games.

If YOU would like to feature as a case study on our website get in touch by emailing

  • emily Norman

Case study: Emily Norman

Emily had FSGS from the age of 2.  It was controlled with medication for a while but then she continued to swell and medication was not helping.  She ended up having to be put on […]

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Case study: Ashley Ramsurrun

In January 2000 I was diagnosed with a condition called Lupus, which was diagnosed after I suffered a pulmonary embolism. At the time I was having night sweats and was tired and breathless. It affected […]

Case study: Ellie Greenwood

Ellie was diagnosed at the age of 3 months with a heptoblastoma and went rough 4 months of chemotherapy, after which due the location of the tumour she had to have a liver transplant at […]

  • Louise Mclellan

Case study: Louise Mclellan

I was born in 1970 with a complex congenital heart disorder. Being born with it I knew no different really, I struggled with p.e and exercise and got very out of breath but had a […]

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Case study: William (Bill) Noble

In my youth my sport was swimming and  I managed to get selected for Great Britain in some minor International events, but owing to some erratic times I never quite managed to get to one […]

  • Lucy Young

Case study: Lucy Young

I was diagnosed with kidney failure at 3 and a half. I was put on lots of medication for everything you could possibly think of and I was under nearly every department in the hospital, […]

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Case study: Elizabeth (Liz) Schick


I was diagnosed with epitheliod hemangioendothelioma, a form of tumor in the blood vessels in my liver when I was 35 years old and my children were 6 and 8. I thought I was in […]

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Case study: Rachel Hooley

In January 2012 Rachel aged 7 was a little under the weather, we took her to our local GP who said she had a heart murmur, nothing to worry about and made a follow up […]

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Case study: Simon Elmore

What can be achieved with an Organ Donation!

I had Kidney failure at the age of 33.

My Kidneys failed out of the blue due to high blood pressure (230/130) over 7 years ago. The world ended!

I […]

  • Brenda Roberts

Case Study: Brenda Roberts

Respecting the gift

Two days away from death’s door.  That’s how close Brenda Roberts, 62, from Ruthin in Denbighshire came to dying from liver disease.  Fortunately for Brenda, a suitable organ was found in time and […]

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Case study: Andrew Prismall

Andrew was diagnosed with Haemochromatosis in August 2013, the diagnosis impacted him, his family and everyday life, he says “The liver damage it caused affected me in so many ways physically but the effect on my […]

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Case study: Dave Horner

My wife gave me a second chance at life

When Dave Horner from Rotherham was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease two years ago, it didn’t come as a surprise.

The 43-year-old dad of two had grown up […]

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Case study: Justine Laymond

Justine has been taking part in The Games for a number of years. Read her story below…

I suffered two right lung collapses in my early twenties. At the time I was not diagnosed with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis […]