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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cleveland hosts Transplant Games of America this weekend

WKYC | Monica Robins

CLEVELAND - A major event with a major cause is about to begin in Cleveland.

The Donate Life Transplant Games of America will be held in Cleveland June 10-15 and early registration numbers show the event is on pace to be the largest in history.

The event, organized locally by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, Lifebanc and Eversight Ohio, is expected to bring $8.1 million into the local economy.

The Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries.

Competitive events are open to organ transplant recipients, living donors, bone marrow recipients and corneal and tissue transplant recipients.

More than an athletic event, the Transplant Games highlight the critical importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients and increasing donor registry levels.

The event is expected to draw more than 6,000 participants of all ages from all 50 states and several countries. They will participate in 21 different sports and numerous ancillary events.

The event will be headquartered at the Convention Center of Cleveland, with other events being held at numerous venues across Northeast Ohio. Continue reading



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