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Join Team Philly for the Transplant Games of America
Team Philly is a group of transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, and supporters who attend the Transplant Games every other summer to highlight transplant success and the importance of organ donation.
Join Team Philadelphia for the 2018 Transplant Games of America, August 2-8, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Every other year, Gift of Life Donor Program, the region's organ procurement organization, organizes a team of transplant recipients, donor family members, living donors and their supporters to participate in the Transplant Games of America. Next year, the Transplant Games will be held in Cleveland, Ohio from June 10-15, 2016.
The Transplant Games of America is an Olympic-style athletic competition that raises organ and tissue donor awareness by displaying the talents and abilities of individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries, as well as honoring families whose loved ones have given the gift of life. Competition events are open to organ transplant recipients, living donors, bone marrow recipients, and a limited number of corneal and tissue transplant recipients. There will also be special programs and workshops available for donor families to attend as well plenty of opportunities to cheer on our athletes as they prove that transplantation works!
Join Team Philly!
Links for more information about Team Philly 2018 will be available soon.
Every member of Team Philadelphia has a unique story to tell. And we welcome any opportunity we have to tell that story to local newspapers, television stations and radio programs
Since 1990, Team Philadelphia has consistently been the largest team at the US Transplant Games and has continued to grow each year.
Click here to support Team Philadelphia and transplant patients everywhere by registering to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor:
Giving Life a Second Chance
Since 1974, Gift of Life Donor Program has helped hundreds of thousands of patients through organ and tissue donation.
How to Volunteer for Gift of Life
Gift of Life needs your help to get the word out and let people know that donation saves lives. Find out how to get involved!
Gift of Life works tirelessly to rewrite the stories for the more than 5,600 people in our region waiting for their second chance at life. The gift of organ and tissue donation truly can change someone's life and rewrite their story. How has the Gift of Life rewritten your story? Share with us.
Joe thought his days of playing soccer were over when he was diagnosed with heart disease and needed a life-saving heart transplant to survive. Now, at 18, he is back on the field and living up to his nickname "The Blur" all thanks to his hero, an organ donor.