The World Transplant Games is coming to Perth in 2023 and we need your help to spread the word about this exciting event and the underlying message of the importance of registering as an organ and tissue donor.  The Games are a celebration of the greatest gift of all – the gift of life where transplant recipients, donors and donor families from around the world will come together in Perth to celebrate life through sport.  Every athlete involved has an amazing story to share and has overcome incredible hurdles to be at the Games. Let’s get behind these athletes, show them what a wonderful city we have and help us put on the best games EVER!

You can help raise awareness about this event by sharing our story on your social media, newsletters, websites or even putting up posters in your staffroom or clubrooms.  On this page you will find:

If you would like Games representative or transplant athlete to come and talk to your staff or organisation about the Games, and the gift that organ donation is, please contact Julie Scudds,

If you would like other marketing material or to discuss other marketing opportunities, please contact Jenni Vilé at

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See you at the World Transplant Games in Perth – Join us as transplant athletes from around the world come together in the spirit of competition and friendship to celebrate the gift of life at the World Transplant Games in Perth 2023.

World Transplant Games – 6 months to go – Meet some transplant recipients from Perth and find out what it means to them to be hosting the 2023 World Transplant Games in their hometown.

Organ donation – The legacy we can all share in – Organ donation a legacy we can all share in. Register to be an organ donor and you will be giving the greatest gift of all – the gift of life.

Introducing the Gift of Life Baton – The Gift of Life Baton is a gift from Transplant Australia and the Australian Government to the world transplant community to act as a universal beacon between each World Transplant Games.

Athlete Profiles:

Josh Yates, 33, Busselton

Josh Yates is one of the most positive people you ever meet. He is always wanting to help others and spread happiness. A bone marrow recipient at the age of 15, Josh has made the most of his second chance at life.

Click here for the full story.

Elmar Sprink, 50, Germany

From triathlete to heart recipient to competing in the IRONMAN World Championships, Elmar Sprinks is an inspiring example of what can be achieved with a heart transplant.

Click here for the full story.

Sam Low, 16, Rockingham

Sam had a liver transplant as a one year old. Whilst there were many challenges, he has gone forward in leaps and bounds. He has competed in two Australian Games and this will be his first World Games.

Click here for the full story.

Colleen Ashby, 56, Lesmurdie

Colleen is so grateful for her second chance at life, even if it meant losing her vision. Complications from her heart transplant left her blind but Colleen has gone on to win three gold medals at the 2018 Australian Games and is looking forward to her first World Games. Click here for the full story.

Volunteer Profile:

Sarah Parkin

For Sarah Parkin, volunteering at the 2019 World Transplant Games in the UK brought home just how lucky she really is. It was an experience “beyond awesome!” Click here to read her full story.


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