ORGAN India has been appointed as the Member Organization from India for the World Transplant Games 2023 and the Team Managers for Team India at the World Transplant Games 2023.
The World Transplant Games are held every two years by the World Transplant Games Federation which was established in 1978 and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The principal aim of the World Transplant Games is to raise public awareness of the importance and benefits of organ donation, by demonstrating the health and fitness that can be achieved post-transplant.
As part of our preparations for the Games, ORGAN India, in collaboration with the Dr. OP Bhalla Foundation and Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, organized a 5-day camp at the Manav Rachna Sports Science Center for Badminton and Football players. The objective of the camp was to provide the highest level of physical, nutritional, and psychological assessment and training to the athletes as well as technical training in their respective sports.
19 athletes participated from across the country, and assessments were provided for all athletes in terms of Stamina and Injury Risk. Training sessions and exercise programs were customized for individual athletes to develop their fitness, stamina and to reduce the risk of injury. The programs were also customized as per their relevant sport. Psychological assessments and training were done to develop coping skills in high-pressure environments.
Athletes were also given counselling on sports nutrition, specifically relevant to transplant patients to develop good nutrition habits to be able to compete at a higher level. Athletes received technical training in their respective sports through daily sessions on the court and field with professional coaches.
The team was also given the opportunity to meet and interact with accomplished sportspersons and leaders in various fields such as Anjum Moudgil, (Indian Pistol shooter – Ranked No. 1 in the world) and Munkhbayar Dorjsuren (Mongolian-German Pistol Shooter and 2-time Olympic medalist as well as the coach for the Indian National Pistol Shooting Team).