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9 Jul

Avanti teams up with Transplant Sport UK

With immediate effect, Avanti have teamed up with Transplant Sport UK to provide their members, friends and family with Avanti’s travel insurance.

Avanti Travel Insurance launch partnership with Transplant Sport UK

Avanti Travel Insurance launch partnership with Transplant Sport UK

Transplant Sport UK is a charity which was founded in 1978 by Maurice Slapack, a Consultant Surgeon, who brought together his patients and other transplant recipients to hold the first Transplant Games in Portsmouth.   At the first event almost 100 competitors took part in the one day event.  Since then, Transplant Sport has grown to become the largest national charity promoting activity post-transplant and the organ donor register.

Transplant Sport UK organise the British Transplant Games every year and participants of all ages and ability enjoy taking part in over 20 different events.  All participants have received a lifesaving transplant and celebrate their gift of life together.  Over the past 35 years the Games have grown to a four day annual event with over 600 transplant recipients aged from 2 – 70+ taking part in over 20 different sports with over 1000 supporters watching.

Very sporty members compete at the World Transplant Games, the next will be hosted by Argentina in 2015.  Team Great Britain & Northern Ireland are the third largest national sports team and between them, they hold over 50 World Transplant Games records.

Transplant Sport UK want to encourage all transplant recipients to get active and be healthy, whilst promoting organ donation, all while having fun.

The next event is the British Transplant Games between 7th – 10th August.

The website below will give you more information if you want to read up on the charity: