Pat to represent Ireland at European Transplant Games

Pat O’Sullivan, kidney transplant recipient from Mallow, who will represent Ireland at the European Transplant and Dialysis Games, in Sardinia.

Pat O’Sullivan from Mallow will represent Team Transplant Ireland at the 10th European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships, to be held in Cagliari, Sardinia, from June 17th to 24th. Pat will be part of a 24-strong team, 14 women and 10 men, which will compete against athletes from more than 25 countries. In 2017 Pat won a bronze medal in the long jump at the World Games in Malaga, less than two years after he had a life-saving kidney transplant. The 2018 Ireland panel includes 5 liver transplant recipients, 16 kidney transplant recipients, and three dialysis patients including two women who underwent combined kidney/pancreas transplants, await another kidney but have function-ing pancreas transplants.
The Irish Kidney Ass-ociation is the charitable organisation which manages Transplant Team Ireland’s participation at British, European and World Transplant Games events. The Association is looking forward to bringing the biennial European Games back to Ireland in 2020 after it successfully hosted the 6th European Transplant and Dialysis Games in Dublin in 2010, which attracted over 500 participants and supporters from 23 countries.
For more information on the 10th European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships and the Irish athletes, visit the team blog, or go to the Games website
Organ Donor Cards can also be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Association tel. 01 6205306, Freetext the word DONOR to 50050, or visit website and download the ‘Digital Organ Donor card’. Your wishes to be an organ donor can also be included on the new format driving licence which is represented by Code 115.