World Transplant Games

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The World Transplant Games is taking place this week in Newcastle Gateshead.

This is some of the GB Transplant Team who will be competing – all powered by the Gift of Life.

Every white jacket you see in the photo has had a life saving organ transplant. Without a precious organ donor these wonderful people wouldn’t be representing our country at the Games.

There are about 130 team members missing from this photo. The full team, the largest ever, consists of 320 transplant athletes, including 35 junior and 15 live donors with a third of the entire team representing Great Britain for the first time. They have all survived a heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, small bowel or bone marrow transplant and come from all parts of the UK.

Those featured in blue are team managers, those in red are physio, coaches, medical and the Chairman of Transplant Sport who is also a nephrologist.

Good luck to all members of the GB Team.

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