Australia’s most inspirational sporting event, the Australian Transplant Games is held every two years. The Games provide living proof of the success of transplantation and encourage all Australians to discuss organ and tissue donation with their families.
In 2016 the Australian Transplant Games will be held in Western Sydney, bringing together up to 1,500 people touched by organ and tissue donation from across Australia and overseas. Athletes come from a range of cultural, age and socio-economic demographics – but they all have one goal – to demonstrate the gift of life.
Many transplant recipients use the Games as motivation to a greater end goal, setting various health and fitness targets along the way as they train for The Games. The Australian Transplant Games is also the country’s largest awareness activity for organ and tissue donation.
The age groups for transplant athletes and supporters are the following:
- Junior participants: 0-5yrs | 6-8yrs | 9-11yrs | 12-14yrs | 15-17yrs
- Adult participants: 18-29yrs | 30-39yrs | 40-49yrs | 50-59yrs | 60-69yrs | 70+
Transplant Australia boasts an enviable record of influencing public understanding of organ and tissue donation through the staging of the Australian Transplant Games.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Chief Executive Officer