2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America Flag Signing

Local Memphis

The Donate Life Transplant Games of America is a biennial event held in the United States to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of individuals whose lives have been affected by eye, organ, and tissue donation.

More than 7,000 participants from across the United States will travel to Cleveland for the event, including Team Mid-South.

This festival-style event brings athletes, living donors, donor families, as well as members of the amazing medical community involved in transplantation together to promote awareness of the life-changing impact that donation represents today. Teams compete in a variety of sporting and non-sporting competitive events to demonstrate how their lives have been changed through the gift of life.

Bryan Lawton is a returning member of Team Mid-South and a transplant recipient. "I had a double lung transplant in 1997. This is my second transplant games. Last year I played basketball, golf and racquetball and I hope to compete again this year."

Today, team members signed the official 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America flag, which is traveling across America and will be raised during the Opening Ceremony of the Games in June, 2016. Continue reading