The World Transplant Games are a celebration of a second chance of life, demonstrating the success of transplant surgery and promoting the need to raise public awareness of organ and tissue donation.

Who can enter

Entry is open to 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.

Donor Families and Living donors can take part in a select array of sporting events.


Transplant eligibilty

Events schedule

The Games take place 17-23 August 2019. See Sports Rules July 2019 and the Sports schedule

Events for the World Transplant Games 2019 are listed below and further details are here:

  • Archery
  • Athletics – track and field
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (3-on-3)
  • Cycling
    • 10km time trial; 30km road race; 20km team event
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Petanque
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Virtual Triathlon
    For Team Managers and Country contacts see WTG2019 CONTACTS
Sports Sports Rules

Age groups

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.

Costs and packages

For the first time, the World Transplant Games introduced tiered accommodation options so that there are accommodation Costs and packages to suit all tastes and budgets. Team Managers selected the types of accommodation options available to their team members.

Costs and packages


It is your responsibility to obtain necessary visas to enter the UK to attend the Games. All team members should apply in good time to obtain visas – the earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before travel.

Visa information


Please download the relevant medical form here.  2019 – Transplant Athlete Medical Form / 2019 – Transplant Donor Medical Form Please print off a hard copy for your doctor to complete. You will then be required to input this information onto the World Transplant Games online medical form. See forms and information here.

Medical Information


Competitors and supporters will enjoy state of the art facilities at top sporting venues. Explore our interactive venue map.

Explore venues

Previous games

View previous World Transplant Games Results and Awards Winners

Previous games and results

Athlete Code of Conduct

All athletes participating in the 2019 World Transplant Games must agree with and abide by the Code of Conduct. On registration you must tick to confirm you have read and agree to this.

Code of Conduct