The Transplant Games are a wonderful celebration of organ and tissue donation and demonstrate the quality of life that can be obtained after transplant. For those who have never been to a Transplant Games, many of the sports are played against others of similar age groups. There are a variety of children’s age groups. And for adults, the ages are generally competed in ten-year blocks (e.g. 30-39 or 60-69). Some sports like volleyball are open-age competitions. All competitors represent their state, but in order to ensure competition, competitors from different states may be teamed with someone from another state for a doubles competition. All competitors results contribute towards their states tally for the Victor Chang Memorial Shield, and the Donor Family Shield for the most successful state team overall and on average (respectively). Junior competitors represent their state to compete for the Mark Cocks Memorial Juniors Shield.
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