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.
The 13th Australian Transplant Games will be held in Newcastle, NSW, from September 29 through to October 6, 2012. The Games will bring up to 1,000 competitors and their families from all across Australia and various other countries together in Newcastle to celebrate their renewed life. For many people, competing in the Transplant Games provides an added incentive to regain health and fitness following a successful transplantation and are an important step on the path to returning to a normal life. Others use the Games as an opportunity to meet and socialise with fellow transplant recipients. For all competitors however, the Games are an opportunity to demonstrate how they are living life to the fullest following their recovery.