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Cameron to Represent GB at World Transplant Games

Grange Sixth Form student, Cameron McGregor-Ogden, is to represent Great Britain in badminton at the World Transplant Games which are due to take place in Malaga at the end of June.

Cameron, who had a bone marrow transplant in September 2014, to treat leukaemia said: “Before I was ill I was a very keen ski racer, but after recovering from my transplant I felt I wanted to try different things, and I took up badminton.  The chemotherapy, radiotherapy and transplant had left me very weak but badminton gave me an opportunity and drive to build up my strength and stamina.  A year later I won a bronze medal in the British Transplant Games 2016 which earned me a place on Team GB&NI at the World Transplant Games this year.

“Joining the team in Malaga is a great honour and I couldn’t have made it without loads of help along the way - above all from my sister Holly who made this all possible by donating her bone marrow to me.”

Team Great Britain will join 1000 other transplant athletes from 60 countries across the globe.

Lynne Holt, Team Manager commented: “Not only are these athletes ambassadors for our country, but they are also representing the charity, Transplant Sport,  and hope to raise awareness here in the UK and globally of the need for more people to sign on to the Organ Donor Register and discuss their wishes with their family and friends”.  Those 16 – 30 years old and in good health can also sign up to the Anthony Nolan register as a potentially lifesaving match for someone with blood cancer (www.anthonynolan.org).