The British Transplant games have been in existence for 30 years from initial beginnings in Portsmouth in 1978. They were originally named the “Transplant Olympics and were an international event including teams from France, Greece and the USA.
Since these early beginnings with competitors the Games have grown and are held every year in different cities throughout the UK. The British Transplant Games have been staged annually since 1978 in 17 host cities across the UK including Portsmouth (1994), Newcastle (2000), Edinburgh (2007), Belfast (1998)and Medway (2012) with the 2013 Games being hosted in the City of Sheffield.
The Games are a celebration of the gift of life with all participant having gone through their own particular life-saving transplant as a result of their courageous donor family. It is a demonstration of what can be achieved as a result
The 2015 Games were be held in Newcastle 30th July to 2nd August and this years is in Liverpool.