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St Mary's Student to Compete in the World Transplant Games

Recen graduate from St Mary’s University, Twickenham Emma Hilton has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 20th World Transplant Games.

Recent BSc Health, Exercise and Physical Activity graduate from St Mary’s University, Twickenham Emma Hilton has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 20th World Transplant Games. The bi-annual competition is being held at the end of August in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and will see Emma compete in the 100m, 200m and volleyball events. Emma received a heart transplant at 12 years old in 2002, following sudden heart failure. Sadly Emma developed post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in 2011 resulting in Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma but managed to represent Great Britain in Durban, South Africa in 2013. Emma has competed at the British Transplant Games every year since her transplant, winning a Gold medal in her first year, and has competed in the 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013 editions of the World Transplant Games. [caption id="attachment_11977" align="alignnone" width="162"]Emma Hilton Emma Hilton[/caption] Speaking about taking part in the competition Emma said, “Both the British and World Transplant Games are a platform to show the world the success of organ donation and the excellent quality of life for its recipients and to highlight the urgent need for organ donors.” Click here to find out more about Emma’s story and the World Transplant Games.  

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