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The Transplant Games of America Kicks Off This Weekend

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We are gearing up for The Transplant Games of America this weekend.

A local team of organ and bone marrow donors and recipients will be heading to Houston tomorrow to show off their athletic abilities, celebrate each other and honor those who have given the gift of life.

The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. Competition events are open to living donors, organ transplant recipients, bone marrow recipients, and a limited number of corneal and tissue transplant recipients.

More than an athletic event, the Transplant Games of America highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients.

Every other year, Gift of Life Donor Program, the region's organ procurement organization, organizes a team of transplant recipients, donor family members, living donors and their supporters to participate in the Transplant Games of America.

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