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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 Salt Lake City, Utah from Auguest 2-8, 2018.
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!
First time donor family attendees are invited to apply for a sponsorship which covers the cost of air travel, hotel accomodations, meals and Games registration for up to four members of a family. To apply for this sponsorship, please complete this application and send to Lara Moretti at Gift of Life Donor Program. All applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2018 to be considered.
Donor Family Sponsorship Application for the 2018 Transplant Games of America - 84.8KB
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:
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Register to be a part of Team Philadelphia as we compete for the gold!
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.
Donor Dash – April 15!
SAVE THE DATE! The 23rd Annual Donor Dash will be SUNDAY, APRIL 15 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Registration is now open.
The 2018 Donor Dash will feature 10K and 5K runs, a 3K walk, and a Kids Fun Run. This special event attracts people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.