Thousands of people from all 50 states and beyond will travel to New Jersey to honor those who have given the gift of life and ultimately raise awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. The 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games will be like none other, with 15,000-18,000 transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, transplant professionals, caregivers, supporters and volunteers expected to attend.
The Games will feature 20 competitions and more than 40 special events, and for the first time will be held in a public retail and entertainment complex – American Dream, located in the Meadowlands. Ceremonies will also take place at Newark’s Prudential Center and NJPAC.
The Games are produced by the Transplant Life Foundation. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Transplant Games are open to transplant recipients, living donors, donor families and supporters.
The 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games are hosted by NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for the nearly 4,000 people in NJ in need of a life-saving transplant. NJ Sharing Network is also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the 113,000 people on the waiting list in the U.S.