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NEWS ABOUT OUR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS

As many of you already know, online registration for WTG 2017 volunteers is now open. All of them will be insured throughout the activity and their living expenses will be covered during the event. They will also receive a certificate of participation at the end of the games. Thanks to the great work that is [...]

2017-02-08T16:36:10+00:00 February 8th, 2017|

FRAN SANZ DIAZ: “SPORT SHOULD BE PART OF THE MEDICATION”

-What does sport mean to you? What is its role in the life of a person who has received a transplant? Sport is everything to me. It has been in my life since I was a child and very important after my transplant. It helps me to feel physically and mentally better and also to focus [...]

2017-02-01T15:06:32+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

IBERIA OFFERS SPECIAL PRICES FOR PARTICIPANTS IN 2017 WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES

We have reason to be congratulated for some recent waited news: Francisco de la Torre Prados, Malaga Mayor, and Víctor Moneo, Spain Sales Manager of Iberia, recently signed an agreement in order to facilitate the travel of the participants in 2017 World Transplant Games. Thanks to this agreement signed in Malaga Council, Iberia, recently recognised [...]

2017-01-26T10:59:38+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|

5 MITHS ABOUT ORGAN DONATION

There is a lot of false information about organ donation. Today we will give you the answers to some common organ donation myths and concerns. -Myth: I'm under age 18. I'm too young to decide if I want to be a donor. Fact: That's true, in a legal sense. But your parents or legal guardian can authorize [...]

2017-01-17T16:18:04+00:00 January 17th, 2017|

DONOR FAMILIES AND LIVING DONORS, INVITED TO TAKE PART IN WTG 2017

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the formation of the World Transplant Games Federation, donor families and living donors are invited to take part in a select array of sporting events to help recognise their contribution. Federation President Chris Thomas said the 30th anniversary was an ideal opportunity to embrace all those who made the gift [...]

2017-01-24T10:24:18+00:00 January 16th, 2017|

FIRST LOC MEETING IN MALAGA

The WTG Local Organizing Committee first meeting was celebrated yesterday at the Palacio de los Deportes Martin Carpena, under the chairmanship of the mayor of Malaga, Francisco De La Torre. This meeting was also attended by the Councillors for Sports, Elisa Pérez de Siles, and Accessibility, Francisca Bazalo; the coordinator of the Committee, Vicente Granados [...]

2017-01-12T10:56:33+00:00 January 12th, 2017|

MÁLAGA SKATEPARK, THE BIGGEST IN EUROPE

Málaga can boast about having the biggest skatepark of Europe: Rubén Alcántara Skatepark has more than 10.000 square meters! It is a sports facility for the modalities of BMX, skate, rollers and scooters and is equipped with a Bowl designed by the Rider twice world champion Ruben Alcantara (who gives name to the park) , [...]

2016-12-28T21:44:43+00:00 December 28th, 2016|

TIPS FOR EXERCISING IN WINTER

Winter is already here. It is freezing outside and we know that sometimes is really hard for you to stay motivated about your health and fitness because you are only thinking in watching tv under your blanket. However, exercising in winter is even more important than to exercise during the rest of the year. As we [...]

2016-12-22T13:07:18+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|

THE PICTURE OF A TRANSPLANT THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD

Have you ever seen this picture? It was taken in 1987 and chosen by National Geographic as the best picture of the year. We can see Dr. Zbigniew Religa keeping watch on the vital signs of a patient after a 23 hour heart operation. We can also see (falling asleep) one of his colleagues who helped him [...]

2016-12-15T18:22:36+00:00 December 15th, 2016|