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01 May 2004

The effect of The World Transplant Games on transplant rates in five continents.

Maurice Slapak

Ann Transplant 2004; 9(1): 46-50 :: ID: 142793

Abstract

This paper outlines the effect that the Transplant Games have had in influencingpublic opinion and the translation of that effect resulting in increased organ donation and transplantationin the global venues in which this activity took place. A brief account of the history of the TransplantGames now 25 years after its inception is given. The ancillary steps which, over this period of time,have been found valuable in achieving a significant increase in organ donation are outlined. The positiveeffect of this sporting activity as an aid to the physical, psychological and social rehabilitation ofpreviously debilitated individuals is discussed.

Keywords: Organ Transplantation - rehabilitation

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
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