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A Rehabilitation & Wellness Program for the Transplant Community

Would you like to improve your quality of life?
Would you like to get active again post your transplant?
Would you like to feel a greater sense of ease and wellbeing?

The Refit for Life! Program is here to help you take those steps!

A World Transplant Games Federation Initiative

Move Right!

Think Right!

Eat Right!

Move Right

Think Right

Eat Right

Register for free to gain access to the Refit for Life! Program designed to help you move right, think right and eat right.

The Refit for Life! Program

The Refit for Life! Program is an initiative of the World Transplant Games Federation, aimed to help the transplant community take the first steps to get active and to support their ongoing fitness and wellness journey.

Regular physical activity significantly improves quality of life and helps the organ work better and longer. Today, most clinical practice guidelines now recommend exercise as standard rehabilitation post-transplant.

Rehabilitation extends beyond physical fitness and includes emotional, psychological and dietary adjustments. Recipients, living donors and families must learn to manage their stress and anxiety while integrating back into everyday life after dealing with a life-altering experience.

Refit for Life! aims to assist the transplant community navigate these challenges with helpful guidance so they can make the most of their second chance at a healthy, hopeful and happy life!

Refit     Reinspired     Refocused

The Refit for Life! Program

The Refit for Life! Program is an initiative of the World Transplant Games Federation, aimed to help transplant recipients take the first steps to get active and to support their ongoing fitness and wellness journey.

Regular physical activity significantly improves the quality of life for transplant recipients and helps the organ work better and longer. Today, most clinical practice guidelines now recommend exercise as standard rehabilitation post-transplant.

Rehabilitation extends beyond physical fitness and includes emotional, psychological and dietary adjustments. Recipients have to learn to manage their stress and anxiety while integrating back into everyday life after dealing with a life-altering experience.

Refit for Life! aims to assist all recipients navigate these challenges with helpful guidance so they can make the most of their second chance at a healthy, hopeful and happy life!

Refit
Reinspired
Refocused

The Refit for Life! Program is designed to support, NOT REPLACE, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor or other healthcare professional. Make sure you discuss your fitness and lifestyle goals with your physician before signing up for this program.

World Transplant Games Federation

For over 45 years, the World Transplant Games Federation has been staging international sporting events and promoting education around transplantation. Our goal is to show the physical success of transplant surgery and to raise public awareness on the importance and benefits of organ donation.

Established in 1978, the WTGF is a Not-for-profit international organisation, and registered charity, run by an elected body – the Board of Trustees, from all over the world, all serving on a voluntary basis.

For more information on the World Transplant Games Federation please click here.

The WTGF currently has representation from over 60 member countries, most of whom have their own national transplant sport organisations. Every year we see new members join the Federation which offers an opportunity to participate in the summer and winter World Transplant Games and benefit from the various educational campaigns we undertake.

If you would like to contact your local organisation please click here.

Transplantation – The Start of A New Journey

The World Transplant Games Federation understands that transplant recipients have ongoing challenges. A transplant is not a cure in its own right, but a chance to start again.

The Federation promotes full rehabilitation, long term management and wellbeing of recipients through a healthy lifestyle. We encourage our community to participate in our exercise and wellness programs, organised sports and virtual events and join our worldwide transplant community.

More transplant recipients, more active, more often!

“I decided that REspecting this gift of life meant protecting my
transplant by prioritizing an active healthy living.”

Claude LaFlamme – Canada

“Being active, getting fit and being a Fit for Life! Ambassador after
my heart transplant has been REwarding for me.”

Hermann Steyn – South Africa

“Post-transplant my energy is being “rechannelled” into REjuvinating my
body, soul and mind into a fitness state!”

Heilie Uys – South Africa

“Post-transplant with fitness and exercise I’m REinvigorated
and REpurposed. I have a goal and a new life”

Matthew Field – New Zealand

“Thanks to my donor I am REenergized and it is a miracle
that I can continue to enjoy a fulfilling and active life with my family.”

Lara Beekman – Switzerland