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North East success at British Transplant games with one year to World Transplant Games 2019

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Today (17 August) marks one year until the start of the World Transplant Games 2019 (WTG2019) in NewcastleGateshead, as North East athletes return triumphant from the British Games. A number of North East athletes were successful at the recent British Transplant Games in Birmingham, with members of the Newcastle Adults Transplant Team coming away with…

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World Transplant Games 2019 Fundraising Golf Day

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Help us to support the Games by joining us for the World Transplant Games Fundraising Golf Day on 3 October at The Lee Westwood Filly Course at Close House Golf Resort. The schedule for the day is: 8am hearty breakfast, 9am tee off, 1pm light lunch and prizes. The day will be based on a…

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Businesses urged to support organ donation as World Transplant Games heads to NewcastleGateshead

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Great Britain Olympic Cycling coach and transplant athlete Justin Grace was among the speakers as businesses across the region were encouraged to support the World Transplant Games 2019 (WTG 2019) at a briefing event at Close House Golf Club. Around 100 business leaders from the region gathered at Close House, the venue for the WTG…

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International delegation visits North East England as preparations step up for the World Transplant Games 2019

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Representatives from the World Transplant Games Federation visited the North East last week as preparations continue for the Games which will be hosted in NewcastleGateshead in 2019. Delegates from the Federation’s executive team and wider staff, including President Chris Thomas (Australia) and Executive Manager Kim Renyard (South Africa), met with members of the Local Organising…

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GB transplant athletes return with the Overall Best Team Trophy from the European Transplant Sport Championship in Cagliari, Sardinia

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Over 50 inspirational transplant athletes who have overcome serious illness have returned triumphant from Cagliari, Sardinia with a haul of medals, 165 in total which includes 67 Gold, 43 Silver and 55 Bronze. All these athletes represent Team Great Britain (GB) supported by the charity, Transplant Sport The Championship is open to all organ and…

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Countdown for North East Transplant Athletes

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Great Britain transplant athletes fly the Union Jack flag at the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championship in Cagliari, Sardinia, June 17th-24th North East athletes who had their transplants at Newcastle upon Tyne’s Freeman Hospital, are preparing to fly out to Cagliari, Sardinia, with fellow Team GB members, to compete in the European Transplant and…

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World Transplant Games showcased at House of Lords event

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Businesses in the UK are being urged to support the World Transplant Games as NewcastleGateshead prepares to host the global event next year. A briefing was held at the House of Lords yesterday (Thursday 7 June) to update businesses and stakeholders about the Games and the vital role they play in increasing awareness of organ…

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Transplant Volleyball Tournament set to be a Smash Hit

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Transplant athletes from across the UK are preparing to compete in the annual Transplant Sport Volleyball tournament which will be held on Saturday 11th November at University of Warwick in Coventry. All of the competitors taking part have had a life saving organ transplant, with recipients including kidney, pancreas, heart, liver, lung and bone marrow…

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World Transplant Games delegation in the North East as preparations continue for 2019

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

An international delegation is visiting the North East this week to review preparations for the World Transplant Games which will be hosted in the region in 2019. Delegates from the World Transplant Games Federation, including President Chris Thomas (Australia), Executive Manager Kim Renyard (South Africa) and Colin White (Ireland), met with members of the Local…

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Kaylee's medal photo in Durban 2013. Kaylee Davidson-Olley is the first successful and longest surviving baby transplant in Europe.

Kaylee’s Walk for Life marks 30th Anniversary of the Freeman Hospital’s Paediatric Heart and Lung Transplant Programme

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Kaylee Davidson-Olley, the first successful and longest surviving baby transplant in Europe, is leading her Walk for Life, on Saturday 14 October 2017, exactly 30 years since her heart transplant as a 5 month old baby. Kaylee will be accompanied by other transplant and heart children, her surgeon, Christopher McGregor, hospital staff, friends and families. Kayee’s…

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Team GB at World Transplant Games Malaga 2017

World Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2019 announce first major sponsor

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

  World Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2019 announce first major sponsor Westfield Health sign-up as the first major sponsor for the 22nd World Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2019, continuing a decade of support for transplant sport. Leading health and wellbeing specialist, Westfield Health, has signed up to sponsor the 22nd World Transplant Games when they are staged…

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