Types of sports: Bowling, Lawn Bowling, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Swimming, Golf, Cycling, Road Race (5km), Race Walk, Track and Field… and more! (see list)
The games are competitive but inclusive of all levels of abilities for organ transplant recipients aged 5 – 80+ years. Entry is open to recipients of life supporting allografts and hematopoietic cell transplants from other individuals or species which require, or have required, the use of immunosuppressive drug therapies. (Organs transplanted include kidney, heart, liver, lungs, and bone marrow) Competitors must have been transplanted for at least 1 year, with stable graft function, be medically fit and have trained at the events in which they have entered. If a potential competitor has been transplanted for at least 6 months, with stable graft function, has been training and has permission from his own doctor, his/her entry may be considered by the CTA medical committee and be allowed.
These Olympic style games are 6 nights/7 days, in length, and include: Opening Ceremonies, Family and Cultural events throughout the week, an event recognizing Donors and Donor Families, Olympic style sport events, Closing Ceremonies followed by a Gala dinner and dance. The registration fee includes the athlete’s village, (accommodations and most meals), local transportation, athletic event participation, and social events.
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What We Do
Support and Education
The Canadian Transplant Association (CTA), is a registered charitable organization founded in 1987 to enrich and celebrate life while promoting organ and tissue donation. Our members share a unique bond and include transplant recipients, candidates on transplant wait lists, donor families, living donors, families, friends and health care professionals.
Membership is open to all Canadians who share our mission to increase organ and tissue donation rates in Canada. The volunteer CTA Board of Directors collaborates with a number of related government, corporate and private organizations, provincially and nationally, and is a member of the World Transplant Games Federation, (recognized by the International Olympic Committee).
The Gift of a Lifetime
Right now, there are record numbers of people in your community who are on transplant waiting lists. There are many opportunities for you to make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering with your local CTA, click on the link below and contact the Provincial Director in your Province.