Question and Answers
Q: What is happening on Sunday 18th April 2021
A: The official re-launch will be happening in Launceston announcing games are 1 year away.
Q: Who is eligible to compete?
A: To be eligible to compete in the Australian Transplant Games transplant participants must be among the following situations:
- Solid organ and tissue recipients
- Those with cystic fibrosis
- Those awaiting transplantation
- Dialysis patients
- Corneal recipients
- Bone marrow and stem cell recipients
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome patients
- Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome patients
Tissue donors are also eligible to compete in The Australian Transplant Games alongside solid organ donors as both lead to improving the quality of life and/or the saving the lives of Australians.
Opening The Australian Transplant Games for tissue recipients has been agreed to on the following basis:
Qualification – participants having undergone invasive treatment of a non-cosmetic nature requiring organs and/or tissues (excluding blood) donated by another person.
Q: What dates will be the Games be held?
A: Tuesday 19th April – 24th April 2022
Q: What sports will be on offer?
A: Athletics, Backgammon, Badminton, Chess, Cycling, Darts ,Golf, Lawn Bowls, Petanque, 5km Run, Scrabble, Sudoku, Swimming, Table Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling, Tennis, Volleyball
Q: What is the purpose of the Games?
A: To promote organ and tissue donation and to honour donors and their families.
- Register your donation decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register online at donatelife.gov.au and tell your loved ones.
- Organ and tissue donation is the ultimate gift – just one organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of ten or more people.
- The Australian Transplant Games are the country’s largest organ donation awareness event.
- There are currently more than 1,400 people on the waiting list.
- Donor families are Australian heroes saving the lives of fellow Aussies.
Q: Where have the Games previously been held?
A: Melbourne, Toowoomba, Bathurst, Shepparton, Adelaide, Ballarat, Wollongong, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Geelong, Belmont, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Western Sydney, Gold Coast.
Q: What about the pandemic?
A: Transplant Australia is confident that by 2022 vaccinations for COVID-19 will have been rolled out throughout Australia and confidence in travelling will have returned
Q: Who is supporting the Games?
A: Tasmania Government through Events Tasmania, City of Launceston, Sports Australia, Donatelife and the Organ & Tissue Authority
Q: When will registration open?
A: November 2021
About Transplant Australia?
Transplant Australia is the national charity for organ donation and transplantation, is a DonateLife Partner and is recognized by Sport Australia as a National Sporting Organisation with a Disability.