About the Games

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.

The 24th World Transplant Games will be staged in Perth, Australia in 2023.

First held 1978 in Portsmouth, UK, the Games has grown to become the world’s largest awareness event for the gift of life and a beacon for transplant recipients, their families and supporters, donor families and living donors.

The Games has been held on the continents of North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. This will be the third time the Games have been held in Australia, with successful events previously held in Sydney in 1997 and the Gold Coast in 2009.

The seven-day program of high exertion and low impact sports, along with many social and cultural events, caters to both elite and social athletes and attracts 2500 participants from over 60 nations.

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