IN ORDER TO COMPETE IN THE TRANSPLANT GAMES OF AMERICA, A COMPETITOR'S MOST RECENT TRANSPLANT OR DONATION†MUST HAVE OCCURRED NINE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT START DATE.†
THERE IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE.†
CANDIDATES WHOSE TRANSPLANTS OCCURRED AFTER THIS DATE ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND AS NON-COMPETITORS.
PHYSICIAN'S APPROVAL TO COMPETE MUST BE SIGNED NO EARLIER THAN FOUR MONTHS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE TRANSPLANT GAMES.
DONOR FAMILY COMPETITORS DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT A MEDICAL WAIVER.
Send all completed materials to:
Transplant Games of America, c/o Transplant Life Foundation
Attention: Medical Review Committee
1595 Galbraith Ave. SE Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Conditions of Entry:
The Transplant Games of America is a festival-style event with medaling competition, open to recipients of life-supporting allografts (heart, intestine, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas) corneal, bone marrow, and tissue transplants.
Recipients must have been transplanted for at least nine months, with stable graft function, be medically fit and have trained at the events in which they have registered. All competitors must be medically approved by their physician to compete. There are two divisions of competitors. Division I consist of solid organ recipients, and Division II consist of living donors, corneal, tissue, and bone marrow recipients. †There are some sport restrictions for Division II athletes and interested candidates should refer to each specific sport for clarification. †International athletes are welcome to compete but will earn duplicate medals in an international division.