We are proud to be the team kit sponsors for Transplant Team Ireland who are competing in Perth, Australia at the World Transplant Games in April. HSSCU will feature on the team kit for the upcoming World Games. Fourteen Irish transplant recipients will be representing Ireland and are gearing up to go down under.
Kit Launch Day
The team kit launch with the Irish squad was held at the ALSAA Sports Complex, Dublin airport. Sean Hosford, HSSCU CEO attended the kit launch and had this to said, “HSSCU are very proud to be involved with the Transplant Team Ireland and provide support. It’s an organisation that is doing brilliant work. Supporting our members and the wider community is an integral part of how HSSCU operates.
On a personal level and as a family that have benefited from organ donation, I’m very aware of the life changing benefits afforded transplant recipients by such a wonderful gesture. Everyone involved wishes each of the athletes competing the very best at the games. It’s an honour to be involved in a small way with an Irish team competing internationally. We look forward to following the team closely once the games get started”.
About The Games
This is the first time in four years that the biennial World Transplant Games can be held. The team ranges in age from 36 to 75 and is made up of 10 men and 4 women all inspirational people ready to represent Ireland. They will be among over 1,200 participants from over 50 countries, all embracing their gift of life and honouring their donors in this celebration of life through sport.
The Irish Kidney Association is responsible for managing and supporting Transplant Team Ireland’s involvement at the games. Colin White the Irish Kidney Association National Advocacy and Projects Manager is Team Manager. Speaking at the launch, he said, “It’s great to see the return of the World Transplant Games bringing the transplant community back together after the global pandemic. The World Transplant Games is about more than just sport, it is about camaraderie and the shared message that organ donation works.
It’s about honouring organ donors and their families and being a role model for others who are newly diagnosed with organ failure. Each competitor is an ambassador in their own right and, collectively, the team sends out a wonderfully uplifting message about how life can be post-transplant”.
Everyone here would like to wish the Irish team the very best at the upcoming games. We look forward to keeping up to date with each of the athletes.
To find out more about the World Transplant Games visit website www.worldtransplantgames.org
Find out more about members of Transplant Team Ireland and to follow their progress at the Games, you can follow the team blog; www.transplantteamireland.ie
Photographer Conor McCabe.
Details on HSSCU’s sponsorship and donations can be found here: https://www.hsscu.ie/sponsorship/