World Transplant Games Federation

World Transplant Games Federation

After a very strong bid from Malaga, the WTGF Council granted the Games of 2017 to the city of Malaga in Southern Spain.
Congratulations to the team in Malaga and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.

The delegates from Malaga, Spain with WTGF President Olivier Coustere in Mar del Plata.
WTGF President Olivier Coustere (3rd left) with the delegation from Malaga.

For over 35 years the World Transplant Games Federation has been staging international sporting events for transplant athletes in order to demonstrate the physical success of transplant surgery and to raise awareness of the need to increase organ donation.

France at the 2014 Opening Ceremony

The 9th Winter World Transplant Games and Nicholas Cup opened with a wonderful evening procession in La Chapelle D'Abondance, France on Sunday 12th January.

Country Representatives and Council Durban 2013

The WTGF Council and Country Representatives at the 2013 World Transplant Games in Durban, South Africa

The Summer World Transplant Games take place every two years where over 1500 athletes representing some 69 countries compete at an extraordinarily high level. Many however just come to enjoy taking part at their own pace and welcome the opportunity to meet with other transplant recipients in an atmosphere of fun and friendship. The Winter Games take place in the intervening years.

The World Transplant Games Federation is officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

The 19th World Transplant Games was held in 2013 in Durban, South Africa.

President Olivier Coustere honouring Durban LOC Chairman Willie Uys at the Gala Dinner

Durban 2013 LOC Chairman Willie Uys receiving thanks from WTGF President Olivier Coustere 

NEW! TransplantWorld Journal now available

TransplantWorld 1, 2014

All Country Representatives have been sent the latest copy of TransplantWorld 1, 2014. You can see it on-line here.

Events around the World


National Games and Events from around the World can be found here

Membership pages

Flags at World Transplant Games 2005 Canada

Each of our country Members can have its own section on the site. Click here to see Country's own pages of events, news and photo galleries. Keep coming back as more will be added in the coming weeks.