The 2018 British Transplant Games took place in Birmingham from the 2nd to 5th August.
The games are a way of saying thankyou to the donor families and showing what life is like after a transplant.
Sheffield sent a small team to the Games, including ;
4 people in the ten pin bowling who won 1 gold and 1 bronze medal.
1 person in 2 cycling events and he won gold in both events.
3 people in the 5k walk and won 1 silver medal.
The team also took part in archery,snooker,golf and the mini marathon.
The Sheffield Transplant Team consists of athletes from their mid 20'S to 50's taking part in the different events. We have live donors within our team who have given to family members.
The transplant games are a great way to meet others who have been through the same thing as you,you will meet people from across the UK and Ireland making new friends.
You don't need to be sporty as the atmosphere on its own makes everybody feel welcome and part of an extended family making you want to return year on year and maybe even keep in contact with new friends thoughout the rest of the year.
The British Transpant Games is the flagship event of Transplant Sport. The event aims to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register. The Games bring together the transplant community to celebrate the gift of life and have been staged annually since 1978 in different cities across the UK.
Athletes from Sheffield regularly take part in both the British and World Transplant Games. There has been a Sheffield Transplant Team attending the British Transplant Games for at least the past twenty-five years!
SAKA is proud to provide financial and other assistance to the Sheffield Team.