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San Diego to host the 2022 Donate Life Transplant Games

It’s billed as the world’s largest celebration of life and it is bringing much more than pleasure to America’s Finest City with about 10,000 transplant recipients.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The SDCCU Holiday Bowl, Sports San Diego and the Transplant Life Foundation introduced Wednesday that April 20 marks the begin of the 100-day countdown to the 2022 Donate Life Transplant Games of America in San Diego at the Convention Center. 

It’s billed as the world’s largest celebration of life and it is bringing much more than pleasure to America’s Finest City with roughly 10,000 transplant recipients, caregivers, residing donors, donor households, donation and transplant professionals and others to San Diego July 29 to August 3. 

The Transplant Life Foundation mentioned the aim of the Transplant Games is to honor the legacy of donors who gave the final reward of life and spotlight the want for and significance of organ, eye, and tissue donation to enhance the nationwide and state registry numbers.

“Transplantation gives new life to patients with a medical technology that barely existed 50 years ago. Last year alone, there were over 40,000 organ transplants in the United States, and that was a new record.” mentioned Bill Ryan, president and CEO of the Transplant Life Foundation, including, “along with hundreds of thousands of cornea and tissue transplants annually, this miracle of life has benefitted millions of people over the last decade.”

Sports San Diego and the SDCCU Holiday Bowl secured the bid for San Diego to host the 2022 Games. The occasion is produced by the Transplant Life Foundation.

“We are honored and proud to be hosting this amazing and impactful event in our hometown,” mentioned the 2022 president of Sports San Diego and the SDCCU Holiday Bowl, Cherry Park. “We look forward to rolling out the red carpet this summer and welcoming this very special group people and helping them pursue such a noble mission.”

Organizers mentioned the Games will function 20 athletic competitions and roughly 50 different occasion, together with a downtown parade on Saturday, July 30 at 9:00 a.m. that’s being sponsored by Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. Many different native teams are additionally serving to to sponsor the Games together with Lifesharing, UC San Diego Health, Sharp HealthCare and the San Diego Tourism Marketing District.

For extra data on the place the occasions will happen, click here.

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