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2016 Transplant Games of America are coming to Cleveland!

2014 TGA LogoApril 15 event set for Columbus to showcase the Games

The 2016 Transplant Games of America are just around the corner! Held June 10-15 in Cleveland, OH, the Games are designed to increase awareness of organ, eye, tissue and bone marrow donation.

Competitions are open to living donors, organ, bone marrow, corneal and tissue transplant recipients. More than an athletic event, the Games highlight the critical importance of donation, while celebrating the lives of donors and recipients.

To promote the upcoming Games and raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation, Donate Life Ohio has launched a state-wide torch run.

Lifeline of Ohio will host the Transplant Games of America Torch Run in Columbus for Donate Life National Blue and Green Day on Friday, April 15! Local transplant and tissue recipients, living donors and donor families will paint the town blue and green with a walk/run from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


Friday, April 15, 2016

10:30 a.m. – Short program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Following the program at OSUWMC, the torch will weave through the streets of Victorian Village, the Arena District and Downtown Columbus making stops at Arena Eye Center, City Hall, the Ohio Statehouse and end at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

For questions regarding the April 15 event, please contact Juli Kunselman at We would love to see you along the route!

team-ohioClick here to register for the 2016 Transplant Games of America in Cleveland, June 10-15. For questions regarding registration, competitions and participating on Team Ohio, please contact Victoria Schmalstig, co-manager for Team Ohio, at or 740-501-8862.

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