Transplant Games 2018 organised by PGIMER, Chandigarh
The Transplant Games 2018 were organised by the Department of Renal Transplant Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and Organ Transplantation Trust. More than 500 transplant recipients and donor families from across the country participated in the games. “Chandigarh has the proud distinction of having a rate of 41 per million population matching even the international standards, all due to PGI’s consistently successful cadaver donation programme,” said Professor Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER.
Professor Ashish Sharma, head, Department of Renal Transplant Surgery said, “The spirit of the Transplant Games is to demonstrate success of organ transplantation. Many patients with organ failure previously may not have been able to engage in any sort of sporting activity due to their illness. But the gift of organ donation enables these patients to maintain a normal lifestyle and live their life to the fullest.” The Transplant Games 2018 had several activities including cricket and badminton matches, fast and furious sprints and races, tug of war and intense and invigorating carrom matches. There were Rangoli and poster making competitions also to showcase the artistic and creative potential of the participants, said officials.
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