The Games

The Games 2016-10-26T09:33:36+00:00


The World Transplant Games is an international sporting event for transplant athletes. It demonstrates the physical success of transplant surgery and the ability of transplant recipients to lead healthy, normal lives.  The event aims to significantly enhance the understanding and acceptance of organ donation.

  • The Games are held every two years, with the last three games being in Mar Del Plata, Argentina (2015), Durban, South Africa (2013) and Gotenburg, Sweden (2011)
  • The games represent the largest organ donor awareness event in the world
  • Participants range from 4 years to 80 years of age and have all had a life-saving Organ Transplant operations – heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, kidneys or bone-marrow;
  • It is a multi-sport event including Track & Field events, Cycling, Road Races, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Table-tennis, Badminton, Squash, , Volleyball, Petanque, Tenpin Bowling and a few other select sports.
  • Málaga is proud to be announced the hosts for the 2017 World Transplant Games and we are set to attract over  2500 participants representing some 55 nations
  • We have the blessing and support of the World Transplant Games Federation, the International Olympic Committee and Ayuntamiento de Málaga, Junta de Andalucía y Diputación de Málaga.
  • The Games will be held from Sunday, June 25 to Sunday, July 2. Participants should plan to arrive in the afternoon of the Sunday at the latest to register, check in to accommodation and ready themselves for the opening ceremony. Departures will be from Sunday July 2..