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Transplant Australia welcomes NSW Government Decision
28 June 2011
Transplant Australia has welcomed the announcement by the NSW Premier The Hon. Barry O'Farrell that the NSW Government will provide significant funding for the staging of the Australian Transplant Games in Newcastle next year.
Transplant Australia Chairman, Dr Alan Amodeo, CEO, Chris Thomas and four NSW transplant recipients joined with the Premier and NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, for the announcement yesterday (June 27) in Newcastle.
The Premier met recipient athletes Ian Hill, Lyndon Olsson, Alec Maddocks, and Adam Welsh at the launch at the Hunter Sports Centre.
The four provided ‘living proof’ of the benefits of donation with Lyndon speaking of his kidney transplant some 27 years ago. Ian and Adam have also had kidney transplants and Alec a liver transplant.
NSW Premier launches 2012 Transplant Games in Newcastle