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US Transplant Games Athlete Profile: Morgan Mathews

The 2010 U.S. Transplant Games are just around the corner!  The olympic-style event, held July 30 – August 4 in Madison, Wisc., is designed to celebrate the Gift of Life through transplantation, as well as highlight the need for more donors.

Thousands of individuals touched by donation will convene for the games, to cheer on transplant recipients as they participate in sports ranging from track and field to badminton.  Morgan Mathews is one of the members of Team Ohio and will represent the Buckeye state at the national event!  Read more about Morgan below.

Name: Morgan Mathews

Age: 28

Hometown: Pomeroy, OH  Current City: Columbus, OH

Connection to Donation: Liver Transplant, Feb. 26th, 2001

Events: 5K, Table Tennis, Badminton, & Team Volleyball

What the Transplant Games Mean to You: I love everything about the games! I have made incredible friends on Team Ohio and beyond.  The games are like a reunion, and a chance to be with people who have all been through the same thing.  The events are all about friendly-competition with the goals of bringing awareness to the need for organ & donation, proving that transplantation works and, most importantly, celebrating life!

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