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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