Karen to compete against global elite

Local athlete selected to join Team Great Britain & NI at the World Transplant Games


Wishaw's Karen Casey will take part in this year's World Transplant Games.

The team is the largest ever with more than 350 transplant athletes who have either a heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, small bowel or bone marrow transplant.

Karen, who received a kidney transplant five years ago, said: "I am very humbled, proud and honoured to be representing Great Britain and thankful to the family of my donor who gave consent for the kidney transplant. I would encourage everyone to join the NHS organ donor register to give others the chance I was given."

The World Transplant Games take place every two years and are supported by the International Olympic Committee.

Provost Jean Jones said: "In 2017 North Lanarkshire was proud to host the British Transplant Games, which were a huge success. Karen was one of hundreds of athletes who took part in this event and everyone is wishing her every success at the World Transplant Games in Newcastle/Gateshead this August."


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