A group of transplant patients from the Golden Jubilee National Hospital will show plenty of heart when they battle it out for medals at the British Transplant Games this weekend.
Five patients from the Golden Jubilee will be among the 750 athletes taking part in the flagship event which runs for four days from today (Thursday 27 July) in North Lanarkshire.
The Golden Jubilee is home to the Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service (SNAHFS) where heart transplantation is the final line of treatment.
The Director of SNAHFS, Nawwar Al-Attar said: “As home to the national adult heart transplant service, the Golden Jubilee is delighted to once again support this year’s British Transplant Games.
“It is fantastic to see five of our heart transplant patients taking part at the event and everyone here at the Golden Jubilee will be cheering them on.
“Our goal at the Golden Jubilee is to ensure that every patient we treat receives the highest possible standard of care, and is able to enjoy a full and active life. By competing in the Transplant Games, Suzanne. Steven, Reg, Richard and Linda are true inspirations who show what can be achieved after transplantation.”
The British Transplant Games have been staged annually since 1978 and help deliver Transplant Sports aim to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register.
For more information on this year’s event, visit: www.britishtransplantgames.co.uk/
To join the organ donor register, visit: https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/