Team Alleghenies Transplant

core_team_alleghenies_transplant_logo_smallTeam Alleghenies is more than an organization. It’s a movement.

Team Alleghenies is a team dedicated to increasing organ, tissue and cornea donation awareness through action. Whether that action takes the form of its flagship event — the Transplant Games of America — or other activities, members work together to serve the greater good of communities in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and of the donation/transplantation family, thus continuing the legacy of donors and donor families everywhere.

Bolstered by the support of CORE, Team Alleghenies promotes unity throughout the region through meetings, support groups and educational initiatives.

Team members include:

  • Donor families
  • Recipients of life-saving organ or bone marrow/stem cell transplants
  • Recipients of cornea, tissue, or bone grafts
  • Living kidney and liver donors
  • Caregivers and supporters


The Transplant Games of America (TGA) are a multi-sport festival event for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries; the games highlight the critical importance of organ, tissue and cornea donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients.

Aside from the TGA sporting competitions, which include ballroom dancing, bingo, bowling, golf and poker, athletes and their families, donor families, and thousands of supporters participate in spectacular opening and closing ceremonies, and a series of tributes to many of the heroes of organ donation.