Gold Coast to host 2018 Games
Australia’s favourite holiday destination the Gold Coast will stage the 17th Australian Transplant Games in 2018!
That’s right – home of the 2002 Australian Transplant Games and host to 2,322 people from all over the world for the 17th World Transplant Games, Queensland’s ultimate playground is once again hosting transplant sports.
The Transplant Games are a fantastic celebration of the gift of life that transplantation is and are centred around saying thanks for organ donation and promoting transplantation to Australia and the World.
While we have some elite athletes that attend the Games, they are by no means an elite sporting competition. The Games are about participation – getting involved and having a go! Equally as important; they are a chance to meet new people and be a part of the transplant community.
So why not come and enjoy the sun, surf, beaches, theme parks, superb sporting and social facilities the Gold Coast has to offer.
2018 promises to be a big year for the stunning Aussie city. The Commonwealth Games will be held in April, and then the year will be rounded off with the Australian Transplant Games from September 30 to October 6.
With the new schedule, we can now offer the truly the most affordable games for both families and individuals but also cater for those who enjoy the week-long experience.
Ultimately, these Games serve to highlight the enormously positive effects of organ transplant and donation, and will help the recipients achieve their optimum health goals. Transplant Australia hopes that all Australians see the gift that is organ and tissue donation and register their donation decision and sign on to save a life.
Who can participate?
Recipients of solid organs, tissue and corneas are all eligible to participate.
Donor families, living donors, supporters can participate in some events.