UI Hospitals & Clinics patients participate in the 2016 Transplant Games

 
A donor and transplant patients made their way to the Transplant Games to show that "Life Is Good...After Transplant."

An organ donation is truly a gift of life, and thirteen University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center patients showed that their stories didn't end at donation or transplant...they were just beginning.

Join us in celebrating these amazing journeys as these patients turned athletes at the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games, held in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more about how these athletes became winners even before competing.

Meet the Athletes

Kim Burdakin

Liver Recipient
Hometown: Muscatine, Iowa / Chicago

Eric Burge

Kidney Recipient
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa

John Burge

Kidney Recipient
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Ginger Huston

Kidney Donor
Hometown: Danville, Iowa

Jonathan Kiser

Kidney Recipient
Hometown: Muscatine, Iowa

Mary Beth Murray

Kidney Donor
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa

Beckham Scadlock

Heart Recipient
Hometown: Muscatine, Iowa

Kevin Slifka

Kidney Donor
Hometown: Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Hailey Steimel

Heart Recipient
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Katina Waldorf

Kidney Recipient
Hometown: LeClaire, Iowa

Meet the Rest of the Team Iowa Transplant Team

While the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center has performed over 5,000 life-changing transplants, we can't do it alone. Our UI patients and donors joined athletes from across the state to compete together as Team Iowa under the leadership of the Iowa Donor Network at the Donate Life Transplant Games.

Learn More About the Transplant Games of America

The Donate Life Transplant Games, hosted by the Transplant Games of America, is a celebration of life, organ and tissue donation, and the hard work and dedication provided by patients and transplant centers throughout the nation. This year's Donate Life Transplant Games was held in Cleveland from June 10 to June 15.

Become a Community Supporter

Our multidisciplinary team is proud to have played its part in each of these athletes' lives, but the true distinction lies with them. As members of an ever-growing group of success stories, they are living proof of the life-changing effect that organ donation has on our shared community.

These life-saving opportunities depend on everyone's continued support. Organ, tissue, and bone marrow donation at the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center has helped save thousands of Iowan lives, and continues to do so today. Learn more about the value of donation today.