Have you arranged an appointment to get your medical form completed for this year’s World Transplant Games? If not, you need to move quickly as it is important to get your completed medical forms into me (Colin White) in Donor House.
Every year we have questions about the stress test section of the medical form. The text below, from the WTGF, will hopefully help clarify the situation:
To clarify the wording:
If you are participating in a medium or high level sport AND meet one of the following statements – then you are highly recommended to have a stress test:
- You are over the age of the 40 (regardless of type of transplant)
- You are a cardiac or heart transplant (regardless of age)
- You have a history of coronary artery diseases (regardless of age)
- If you are participating in the 3 on 3 Basketball event (regardless of age or transplant)
The stress test is not mandatory but it is highly recommended. If a stress test is not completed, a section on the form needs to be signed declaring this.
Medium or high level sports include:
Table Tennis, Volleyball, Athletics Field & Track Events. Kayak, Race Walking, Badminton, Cycling, Swimming, Tennis, Road Race, Squash, 3 on 3 Basketball and Padel Tennis.
A stress test It is not required if you are only participating in low level stress sports, these include:
Golf, Petanque / Boule, Tenpin Bowling and Darts
Please note, you may send your completed medical form in a sealed envelope marked ‘Do Not Open’ if you wish – it will be sent on to the organisers in Spain without review in this case. Otherwise, send your medical as normal and I will review it, purely to ensure that it has been fully completed. The organisers will have a copy of your medical forms and our team doctor will also have a copy of your medical forms.