Get Involved

6000 reasons to get involved

Sponsorship, donations and in kind support.

Circa 60 countries with 3,000 participants over 7 days – who wouldn’t want to get involved!

These highly emotive games are a celebration of a second chance of living life to the full, highlighting the importance of physical activity in the well-being of transplant recipients and raising awareness of the need to register as an organ donor.

Contact Carol Stonehouse for donations and the CSR Campaign Pack

Sponsorship Sponsorship Pack
Children that have been saved by organ donors.


If you would like to fundraise to support the World Transplant Games then you can download our  WTG2019 FUNdraising Ideas Pack to get started.

The Gift ofLife Run

Gift of Life Run – 11am, Sunday 18  August, Exhibition Park, Newcastle.

The Gift of Life Run, is one of the Games’ highlights and is open to all transplant recipients, donor families, supporters of the Games and the general public. Participants come together to walk or run in gratitude of all organ donors and their families. It’s also a perfect opportunity for us to spread the message about signing the Organ Donor Register and sharing our wishes with family members.



Our awesome Team19 volunteers will be on hand throughout the Games to help participants to have the best Games ever. Volunteers will be an integral part of what makes the Games a community event that unites, inspires and uplifts.

The recruitment process is now closed and interviews and training is underway. Thanks to all who registered. Go Team19!


Watch the Games action live! We welcome spectators to support the competitors and experience the excitement of the Games.  It is free of charge to spectate and you do not need to get a ticket. However, please note: Volleyball* and Squash may be by accreditation only due to restricted venue capacity.

See venues

Cheer on the teams as they walk from Old Eldon Square, up Northumberland Street and then turn towards Sport Central for the Athlete’s Parade on Saturday 17 August from 4.30pm (TBC).

Organ Donation

Right now across the UK, there are around 6,025 people in need of an organ transplant, including around 150 children and teenagers. On average three people die every day who could have benefited from an organ transplant.

We need more people to support donation. Tell your family you want to save lives through organ donation and join the NHS Organ Donor Register at It only takes a few minutes to register. Please share your wishes with your family and ask them whether they want to be donors too. #PassItOn #YesIDonate

Join the NHS Organ Donor Register