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.


AWARDING OF 2019 WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES 

NewcastleGateshead bidding team with WTGF Council

The 2019 World Transplant Games has been awarded to NewcastleGateshead in the UK. The Council would like to formally thank NewcastleGateshead and Houston USA for their outstanding bids and commitment to promoting organ and tissue donation through the World Transplant Games. 

Chris Thomas

WTGF President 


THE FEDERATION HAS ISSUED THESE TWO IMPORTANT SURVEYS WHICH WE URGE YOU TO COMPLETE YOURSELF AND ALSO PASS ON TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN THE TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY. 

The Global Quality of Life Survey for transplant recipients:

World Transplant Games Survey for anyone who has ever attended a WTG and would like to shape the future of the Games:

For your assistance there are translations in French, German and Spanish attached to the survey news item - please follow the link at top right of this page.


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.


2nd European Conference on Transplantation and Physical Activity

European Conference

The 2nd European Conference on Transplantation and Physical Activity is scheduled to take place in Pravets, Bulgaria from 8th to 10th July 2016. WTGF President Chris Thomas and Honorary Secretary Liz Schick will be speaking at the event.

NEW! TransplantWorld Journal now available

TransplantWorld 1, 2016

All Country Representatives have been sent the latest copy of TransplantWorld 1, 2016. You can see it on-line here.

Events around the World

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