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Hopes for widespread benefits from 'inspirational' Transplant Games

The 2015 World Transplant Games have been launched at the Sage Gateshead ahead of the events in Tyneside this coming summer.

Though direct economic benefits are expected for the region through the event honouring transplant athletes, Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Graham Wylie says he hopes it will also boost the number of people in the North East who register to become organ donors:

British Transplant Games launched on Newcastle Gateshead quayside

Kaylee Davidson-Olley. Credit: Tom White/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The British Transplant Games will be officially launched today (November 13) on the Newcastle Gateshead quayside by Kaylee Davidson-Olley the UK's first ever successful baby heart transplant patient.

The four day event will take place at venues across Tyneside next summer.

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