Bolton limbers up for transplant games

Hundreds of athletes from across the country will gather in Bolton for the British Transplant games

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Transplant games hits Bolton

Hundreds of athletes from across the country will gather in Bolton for the British Transplant Games. The Games started in 1978. This year's is the biggest with 750 athletes who've all had life saving transplants taking part.

750 athletes who've had transplants are expected to take part Credit: skv communications

Selection for Team Great Britain will take place after these Games, and the successful athletes will spend the next year training to compete at the World Transplant Games in Argentina next year.

Credit: skv communications

“These are truly the friendly Games, demonstrating the success of transplantation, the joy of being alive and the opportunity to give thanks to the Donor families.

“We encourage everyone to discuss their wishes about organ donation with their families, without which none of us athletes would be here to compete to the best of our abilities."

– Andy Eddy, Chair of Transplant Sport

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