British Transplant Games 2018
Triumphant Team Oxford in Birmingham. Team Oxford can be very proud of their efforts at the British Transplant Games 2018 in Birmingham. Taking their largest team to date, Team Oxford returned with an impressive haul of 37 medals. Taking place from 2nd-5th August the British Transplant Games returned to Birmingham for the first time in 19 years and saw the largest ever number of competitors from over 50 teams across the UK. Over 1,000 transplant recipients competed in a wide range of sports. The British Transplant Games are the flagship project of the charity Transplant Sport and have been in existence for 40 years. Transplant Sport aims to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register and discuss their wishes with their families. Team Oxford are a group of transplant patients who have received care of a life enhancing transplant at the Oxford Transplant Centre. Each individual is a real ambassador of the service provided by OUH hospitals. Special mention goes to super star Flora king who came away with 4 gold medals! Michael Oliver for his two Golds in the cycling; the gold squash duo of Jamie Lonsdale and Joshua Mayhead, Richard Newport and Robert Price for winning gold in Badminton doubles; Marina Lyons for her Golden quality in the tennis and Andrew Hook for retaining his golden crown in the table tennis. A huge well done to all the other medalists and competitors, you made Oxford proud.