SA athletes ready for Transplant Games
MORE than 40 South African organtransplant recipients will take part in this year’s World Transplant Games in Australia this weekend.
The games attract up to 3 000 participants from more than 70 countries and feature 14 sports including athletics, swimming and volleyball.
All World Transplant Games participants must have received a life- saving organ transplant and be on a regime of immunosuppressant medication. The games encourage participation from people of all ages – from four to 85.
Cape Town’s Tracy Jegels – who needed a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with leukaemia in 1996 – is competing at the games.
The 17th World Transplant Games are being held on Queensland’s Gold Coast from today to August 30.