The Meadowlands, New Jersey: July 16-21, 2021
The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. Competition is open to living donors and solid organ transplant recipients as well as bone marrow, cornea, and tissue transplant recipients. More than an athletic event, the Games highlight the success of transplantation; honor the lasting legacy of donors; provide hope to those who continue to wait; and promote donor registration.
While athletes must be recipients of life-saving transplant surgeries, anyone registered with a state-sponsored team can attend the five-day festival.
The Transplant Life Foundation (formerly the Transplant Games of America -TGA) produces the Donate Life Transplant Games. The Games are held every two years in a different location in the United States. More than 10,000 people gathered in Salt Lake City for the 2018 Games. Due to Covid, the next Games will take place July 16-21, 2021, in the Meadowlands, New Jersey. For more information visit the website at www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.
Learn more about the Transplant Life Foundation.
There are more than 40 state teams participating in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America. Team Illinois, part of Transplant Life Illinois, is the official TGA state team for the entire state of Illinois.
To participate in the Transplant Games, you must be affiliated with an official state team. To participate as part of Team Illinois, you must live in the state of Illinois and/or received your transplant at a hospital in Illinois should you live out of state.
We welcome anyone to join our team as a competitor or non-competitor. Read more about Team Illinois on the pages that follow.
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