A Message from Daniel Harrison

What you need to know

What is it?

The World Transplant Games 2019 is an exciting sporting event aimed at celebrating the success of transplant surgery and raising public awareness of organ donation.

The event will see 1500 athletes from over 59 countries compete in Newcastle and Gateshead. All athletes have had lifesaving organ or tissue transplants. They’ll compete in a range of sports, including archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, cycling, darts, football, golf, volleyball, petanque, squash, swimming, table tennis, ten-pin bowling and tennis.

When is it?

The Games will take place between Saturday the 17th of August 2019 to Friday the 23rd August 2019.

Click Here for a more detailed look at the specific sport schedule.

Where is it?

The Games take place in world-class sporting venues including, Gateshead International Stadium, Newcastle Gateshead Quayside, Sunderland Aquatic Centre, Close House Golf Resort, Sport Central and the Northumberland Club.

Click Here for a more detailed look at the specific sport schedule.

Why are True Potential Sponsoring the event?

The World Transplant Games offer a level playing field for all, with talent and potential offered the ability to flourish through sport. The principle of a level playing field is one shared by True Potential and evident in our support for the Social Mobility Pledge.

With the Games held in our home city we felt it was a perfect opportunity to get involved in amazing event and support a cause that shares so many of our values.

Join the Organ Donor Register

Right now across the UK, there are around 6,080 people on the transplant waiting list including around 150 children and teenagers. On average three people die every day who could have benefited from an organ transplant.

We need more people to support donation. Join the NHS Organ Donor Register today and share the decision with your family, the process is straightforward and only takes a few minutes

Join the Organ Donor Register