Sports student selected to represent Great Britain in World Transplant Games


Grace Witherden

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A 17-year-old sports student has been selected to take part in the World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain next year.

Stuart Robbins, who studies at BCA, has been chosen represent Great Britain in badminton and table tennis.

He had a bowel transplant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2007.

The world sports competition aims to raise awareness about organ donation.

Stuart, who won a gold medal in the World Transplant Games last year, said: “I was really happy when I found out.

"I was chosen two years ago for the last games in Argentina so I was hoping I would be selected again but I didn’t know.

His father, Paul Robbins said: “I’m really pleased for him; he’s worked really hard for it.

“It’s all about sharing how organ donation can give you something back and raising awareness about it.

“It’s organ donation week this week and the buzzword is donation conversation, a lot of people sign up to the organ donor register but don’t tell the nearest and dearest.”


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