Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association

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We Have Plenty of Shirts to Fill!

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As we move further into the new year, the time has come to start thinking of this summer's Transplant Games. We have plenty of shirts to fill, not just in terms of participants but also with regard to our valuable supporters!

The 16th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships will be held in the city of Vantaa, Finland from Monday 11th July to Friday 15thJuly 2016.    

The Games are for all heart, lung and heart-lung transplant recipients.     The sports are Volleyball, badminton, tennis, table tennis, cycling, petanque (Boules), swimming, golf, cross-country running and athletics.

The host country’s chosen sporting event is 10 pin bowling. 

Athletes are divided into different age groups i.e. 5-17, 18-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Final costings for both participants and supporters will be known by January 2016.  Registration costs including accommodation will be approx €580 – not including flights.   This price does however cover accommodation including most meals and travel to and from the games etc   The Association is at present reviewing group flight options to Finland. 

All registration must be processed through the team manager as each country must register as a group.



The Chairman of the European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation is one of our own members and former Chairman of the IHLTA, Brendan Gilligan.  To find out more about the Games, please contact Team Manager Robert McCutcheon on 0872214753 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For more information on featured events, please see articles relating to previous Games on this website. Full details are available on


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