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 at the Australian Transplant Games.
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. Transplant Australia boasts an enviable record of influencing public understanding of organ and tissue donation through the staging of the Australian Transplant Games.
Each year the Games draw a large amount of national, state and local media attention, and are a proven influence on the rate of organ and tissue donation in Australia. This is the first time The Games will be held in the Western Sydney Region and will be based around the Penrith Panthers Entertainment Centre.
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life to join with us to celebrate the 'gift of life'. It will be a great occasion to celebrate the excellence of care from all hospitals in the DonateLife network and in particular the wonderful transplant units in Sydney.