The Games take place 17-24 August 2019. Registration is scheduled to open in December 2018, registration is scheduled to close in May 2019.
Who can enter
Entry is open to all recipients of life-supporting allografts and heamopoetic cell transplants from other individuals or species which require or have required the use of immunosuppressive drug therapies.
Competitors must have been transplanted for at least 1 year, with stable graft function, be medically fit and have trained for the events in which they have entered.
If a potential competitor has been transplanted for at least 6 months, with stable graft function, has been training and has the permission from their own doctor, their entry may be considered by the WTGF medical committee and be allowed.
All competitors must be medically approved by their physician to compete.
Age – participation is from 4 years to 80+ years.
Donor Families and Living donors are invited to take part in a select array of sporting events to help recognise their contribution. Details TBC.
Organ transplant – individual’s must have received a life-supporting organ from someone else and received immunosuppressant post-transplant.
Bone Marrow recipients – individuals who have received a bone marrow or stem cell transplant from a donor and are on, or, have been on immunosuppressants post-transplant.
Organ Failure post-transplant – eligibility for participants with a failed organ transplant that is stable on the following supportive therapies: kidney – on dialysis; pancreas – by Insulin; heart – artificial pump; small bowel – total parenteral nutrition.
In all cases of failing transplanted organs, participation will depend on residual capacity and current physical fitness.
Competitors or supporters should not attend any WTG event if they have an acute infectious illness or are suffering from a chronic infective process.
Living donors and donor families– there are numerous events during the Games which are open to living donors and donor families, including relay races with transplant recipient teams.
Supporters – the events schedule includes many events open to registered supporters including the Donor Run which takes place on Sunday 18 August 2019.
Athletes will compete by gender in the following age groups:
(18-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60-69), (70-79) and (80+).
Doubles events: (under 30), (30-49) and (50+).
Juniors will compete in events designated as junior events by gender in the following age groups:
(5 years and under), (6-8), (9-11), (12-14) and (15-17).
Juniors 16 or 17 years of age are permitted to compete in adult age events but must then compete only in adult events.
Age on the day of the Opening Ceremony of the Games will apply.
The Games take place 17-24 August 2019. The schedule of events will be published soon.
Confirmed events for the World Transplant Games 2019 are;
- Basketball, Bowling
- Table Tennis