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Team cheers on Oxford's best at World Transplant Games

Large group of staff in clinical uniform arranged up a staircase with two women presenting a baton at the front

August 2019

Eight of our patients, cared for at the Churchill Hospital, are taking part in the World Transplant Games 2019.

The Games, taking place in Newcastle and Gateshead between 17 and 24 August 2019, raise awareness of organ and tissue donation and encourage transplant patients to regain their fitness.

They are also a huge celebration of medical success stories, and the generosity and gratitude of donors and recipients.

Representing Oxford in 2019:

  • Chris Collis, Football
  • Colton Richardson, Football and Ten Pin Bowling
  • Flora King, Tennis, Squash and Throwball
  • Marina Lyons, Tennis
  • Joshua Mayhead, Squash and Tennis
  • Andrew Hook, Table Tennis
  • Ikhlaq Ahmed, Petanque
  • Keith Sanders, Darts

To mark the beginning of the World Games, a baton relay visited five transplant centres in England, starting in London and ending in Newcastle.

The baton, which was originally presented to the charity Transplant Sport at the British Transplant Games, visited Oxford as the second destination on Tuesday 13 August 2019, before leaving the Churchill for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham the following day.

Pictured is our Transplant Team at the Churchill Hospital, welcoming the baton on the Oxford stage of its journey.

Team Oxford was delighted to take Bronze in the football on 20 August 2019.

See also:

Aiming for gold at the World Transplant Games

Team Oxford triumphs at British Transplant Games 2018