XIX World Transplant Games
The 19th World Transplant Games were held in Durban, South Africa July 28 to August 4th, the largest organ donation awareness event with over 900 transplant recipients, ages 4 to 80 years, from over 50 countries. Athletes competed in various Olympic-style sporting events while 900 family and friends cheered them on.
Team Canada had 73 participants, including 37 accompanying persons and 36 recipient-athletes who received 14 gold, 21 silver and 15 bronze medals.
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).
What You Can Do
Organ & Tissue Donation
The easiest way to get involved is to agree to become an organ donor! This simple and selfless act could mean the greatest gift for someone who needs help: a second chance at life.
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.