Eligibility & Registration

Entry is open to recipients, aged between 4 and 80 plus, of life-supporting allografts and haemopoietic cell transplants from other individuals or species which require or have required the use of immunosuppressive drug therapies.

Entry is open to recipients, aged between 4 and 80 plus, of life-supporting allografts and haemopoietic cell transplants from other individuals or species which require or have required the use of immunosuppressive drug therapies.

Competitors must have been transplanted for at least 1 year, with stable graft function, be medically fit and have trained for the events in which they have entered. If a potential competitor has been transplanted for at least 6 months, with stable graft function, has been training, and has permission from their own doctor, their entry may be considered by the WTGF Medical Committee and be allowed to enter.

Donor Families and Living donors can take part in selected sporting events.

All competitors must be members of their relevant WTGF country member organisation.

Registration will open in April 2022 and will include an early bird fee.

The registration fee includes sports entry, registration materials, transport, insurance and the special events of opening celebrations, the cultural night and the closing gala dinner.

For the first time, the WTGF has agreed to separate accommodation from registration to provide every team and participant more value and choice in the accommodation options.

A dedicated booking service will be provided for teams and their managers to access preferred accommodation and hotel packages.

The 2023 World Transplant Games will be family-friendly and flexible. New initiatives include:

  • A reduced fee for Supporters
  • Substantial discounts for Juniors ages 4-12 and 13-17
  • More choice of accommodation, as agreed by the team manager.
  • More flexibility for family accommodation including the option to book rollaway beds.
  • Your choice of affordable breakfast and lunch packages options, without the need to pay upfront for a fixed catering package.

Athletes will compete by gender in the following age groups:

  • 18-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+

Doubles events:

  • under 30
  • 30-49
  • 50+

Juniors will compete in events designated as junior events by gender in the following age groups:

  • 5 years and under
  • 6-8
  • 9-11
  • 12-14
  • 15-17

Juniors 16 or 17 years of age are permitted to compete in adult age events but must then compete only in adult events.

Age on the day of the Opening Ceremony of the Games will apply.

All athletes participating in the 2023 World Transplant Games must agree to and sign the Code of Conduct.

The Code will be published when registration opens.

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