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Direct cash spend into the economy

The Westfield Health British Transplant Games made use of several of the outstanding facilities across the city including the Symphony Hall, the ICC, Alexander Stadium and the recently opened University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Centre.  The Games enjoyed the support of Birmingham City Council, University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Sport Birmingham.

The Games also shone a light on the hard-work, dedication and talent of the doctors and nurses who worked in hospitals across the region who bring hope to families and individuals from all over the UK undergoing transplant surgery. Birmingham performs more Transplants than anywhere else in Europe and recently celebrated its 5,000th Liver Transplant.


Birmingham was host for the 41st edition of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games which was held across the region from Thursday 2nd August to Sunday 5th August.

Birmingham, with a population of 1.1 million people is one of the UK’s most vibrant, energetic and diverse cities. The area has excellent transport link and  proved a popular destination for participants and their families.

The Westfield Health Transplant Games made this the 3rd visit to Birmingham and took its place in the sporting calendar alongside the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships (1st-4th March), the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships (14th-18th March 2018) and the Investec 1st Test between England and India.

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