World Transplant Games Federation

World Transplant Games Federation

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.

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 (IOC).

WTGF President Chris Thomas and Honorary Secretary Liz Schick were delighted for the opportunity to meet with the IOC President, Thomas Bach and the IOC Medical Director, Dr Richard Budgett  in Lausanne, Switzerland early in May 2016.

IOC Meeting May 2016

 Mrs Liz Schick, WTGF President Chris Thomas, IOC President Thomas Bach and Dr Richard Budgett at their meeting in Lausanne.

2015 Opening Ceremony

Teams lining up for the fabulous 2015 Opening Ceremony in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

NEW! TransplantWorld Journal now available

TransplantWorld 2 2015

All Country Representatives have been sent the latest copy of TransplantWorld 2, 2015. 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.