Calling all donor families and tissue recipients! Mark your calendars now for the annual Transplant Games of America! The 2014 games will be held from July 11 through July 15 in Houston, Texas. These games are held every year as a multi-sport festival event to help promote the need for organ and tissue donation. The purpose of the event is to show the world that transplantation is a treatment that does indeed work.
Living donors and transplant recipients are invited to come from all over the U.S. to participate in this great event. Each state puts together a team of participants to compete in several different sports and activities. Events included at the upcoming games are a 5k Run (which is open to the public), basketball, golf, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, as well as many more.
Donor families are also encouraged to attend this event as there will also be special recognition of donor families and remembrance of their deceased loved ones including a special dinner, quilt displays, and other different activities. If you are interested in learning more about the 2014 Transplant Games, check out the video below or click here to visit their official website!