Sharon (LSG Committee Member) -Silver in Discus; Dylan- Gold in Basketball; Jim (LSG Chairman) – Silver in 10 Pin Bowling and Rachel – Silver in Archery, Gold in 10 Pin Bowling and Badminton and Bronze in Discus. A big congratulations to the Liver Team.
These transplanted patients from Northern Ireland attended the British Transplant Games as part of the Transplant Sport Northern Ireland team.
Teams from hospitals across the UK come together to compete in a medley of sports over the 4-day event. It attracts around 1,000 transplant athletes and more than 1,700 supporters.
Click on the link below “short video” and immerse yourself, for a few short minutes, in the awe and wonder of some of our transplanted competitors as they take great pride in taking part in the games…..
PS, Remember to click on the speaker icon at the bottom right corner of the video in order to enable the sound!!
For 2022 17 transplanted patients from Northern Ireland attended the British Transplant Games as part of the Transplant Sport Northern Ireland team.
They were supported by two Belfast Health and Social Care Trust staff who provided medical support to the team.
This years’ team ranges in age from 18 to 60+ consisting of 8 Kidney transplantees, 4 Liver recipients, 4 patients who have had their life transformed through bone marrow transplants, and 1 living donor who competed after donating her kidney to her sister, who also attended. The team took part in a wide range of sports including swimming, basketball, archery, table tennis, indoor bowl, ten-pin bowling, badminton, golf, cycling and track and field. For the first time ever, TSNI competed in the 5-a-side football competition.