Official Transplant Games of America Flag to be Presented and Signed By
New Mexico Transplant Recipients, Living Donors and Donor Families
On Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 am, New Mexico transplant recipients, donor families and living donors who are part of Team New Mexico will gather to sign the Transplant Games of America flag and celebrate the countdown to the 2014 Transplant Games. Members of Team New Mexico will sign the flag which will then travel across the country for signatures of more than 40 participating teams. The flag will return to Houston, Texas where it will fly over BBVA Compass Stadium during the Opening Ceremonies of the Transplant Games of America in July 2014.
The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event that celebrates organ, corneal, and tissue donation. More than 3,000 participants from across the United States will travel to Houston for the five day event next summer. Competitions include track and field events, swimming, cycling, volleyball, bowling, basketball and four new non-traditional events, ballroom dancing, corn hole (bean bag toss), Texas Hold-em Poker, and a trivia challenge. A public 5K Run/Walk will launch the event to promote the need for more organ donors. The Transplant Games will take place across Houston, Texas July 11-15, 2014
WHAT: 2014 Transplant Games of America Flag Presentation
WHO: New Mexico Transplant Team – Transplant recipients, living donors, donor families
WHERE: New Mexico Donor Services, 1609 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.
WHEN: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 11 am.
CONTACT: Maria Sanders, Donate Life – New Mexico Donor Services, 505-259-2018
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. 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 from virtually every state compete is a variety of sporting and non-sport competitive events to demonstrate how their lives have been changed through the gift of life as a result of organ, eye, and tissue donation. For more information about the Games visit www.transplantgamesofamerica.org