Olympic Athlete Provides Sendoff to Organ Transplant Recipients and Donor Families As They Head to the Transplant Games of America


A group of transplant recipients and donor families from Houston will hear from Olympic Champion Seun Adigun as they prepare to head to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2018Transplant Games of America during a sendoff party hosted by LifeGift.                   


Wednesday, July 25      

Seun will address the group at 7:15 p.m.   



755 Ipswich Road

Houston, Texas 77061          


LifeGift, the local organ, eye and tissue agency will wish transplant recipient and donor families a successful trip as they prepare to head to Salt Lake City Aug. 2 – Aug. 8  for the 2018 Transplant Games of America, a multi-sport event for individuals who have received lifesaving transplants.  To motivate them to bring home the gold, an Olympic athlete will provide an encouraging word.

Seun Adigun participated in the 2012 Olympic Games, representing Team Nigeria in the 100m hurdles and picking up many accolades in Africa. She then went onto breaking into winter sports and soon became the first African Bobsled driver to qualify and lead Nigeria to the Winter Olympic Games 2018 in Pyeongchang. She has made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and has shaken hands with the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She was the first African athlete to compete in both summer and Winter Olympic Games.

About LifeGift 

Established in 1987, LifeGift is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas. A founding member of Donate Life Texas, the organization that runs the organ, eye and tissue donor registry and a member institution of the world-renown Texas Medical Center, LifeGift services 10 transplant centers and 200 donor hospitals. It is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). For more information, visit www.lifegift.org, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

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