Transplant Games of America

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Mark your calendars! We're so excited to announce that the Transplant Games of America will be coming to New Jersey same time next summer — July 16-21, 2021!

Please see announcement below from Transplant Games of America.

Transplant Games Announcement:

We are excited to announce that the 2020 Transplant Games will be held in the New Jersey Meadowlands July 16 - July 21, 2021.
Our mission has not changed. In the 30 years the event has been produced, the New Jersey Games were billed as the "Biggest and Best” and can now be called "Bolder and Louder" as we use the extra year of planning to drive home the need for more organs for the 115,000 people currently waiting.
We've been handed an opportunity. We now have additional time to create excitement, to deliver the message that transplantation saves lives, to remind the world that hope, courage, and tenacity are words that define us and what better place to show it than in New Jersey. Now more than ever, the Transplant Games will bring a message of inspiration to millions of people across the country and especially those in the Northeast who have been ravaged by the coronavirus.
Through the amazing work over the last few weeks, and with the support and help of our local partners, planning teams have been reconstructing the 60+ events and competitions. As we have watched our community stand at attention in awe of medical teams across the country and region, our partners NJ Sharing Network, Hackensack Meridian Health, RWJ Barnabas Health, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals have remained steadfast in their support of this important event. Local leadership from the Meadowlands Live! Convention and Visitors Bureau, American Dream, the Prudential Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Newark Happening have been instrumental in helping create new energy around the Transplant Games.
Registration will re-open in the coming weeks. All existing registrations remain valid for the 2021 dates. Additional details will be provided to the team managers later today.

The 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games will be like none other, with 12,000-15,000 people expected to attend this biennial multi-sport festival recognizing the success of donation and transplantation and honoring the generosity of donors and their families.


The Meadowlands, Newark, Union County and surrounding areas are the perfect venue to highlight the best of what New Jersey has to offer. The 2020 Games will be held right in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in the country – at the new and exciting American Dream.  We've also secured New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Prudential Center to host the Donor Family Tribute Ceremonies and Opening Ceremonies — all of which will show what makes the Garden State so special.

Lead partners include Novartis, Hackensack Meridian Health, RWJBarnabas Health, American Dream and Meadowlands Live! Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Get Involved

The Games are supported by local and national sponsors, whose contributions make events possible for donors, recipients, and families.

Be the first to find out when volunteer registration becomes available. Part of a large group? Fill out our Volunteer Group Commitment Form.

The Games offer a wide variety of events at different competitive levels and age groups. Join our local host team, Team Liberty!


Get in the Know

See what's in store for the 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games! Check out our toolkit for event details including schedule and venue information, competitor stories and social media graphics. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get the latest news regarding the Games and other exciting news from NJ Sharing Network!



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