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Paisley dad who received life-saving transplant to 'go for gold' at British Transplant Games

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Friday, 3rd August 2018

Paisley dad who received life-saving transplant to 'go for gold' at British Transplant Games

A man who received a life-saving transplant will join hundreds of transplant athletes to compete in the British Transplant Games this week.

David Mushet, who suffered from a chronic liver condition called 'primary sclerosing cholangitis', had to undergo a liver transplant in January of 2013.

Since his operation, he has become very active and takes on many sporting challenges including fundraising for The British Liver Trust.

Last year, David took home bronze in the 5k race walk in his third successive British Transplant Games. This year, he will be looking to improve on this achievement.

The four-day annual sporting event, which began on Thursday 2nd August, is expected to attract more than 800 children and adults from across the UK.

Held in Birmingham, athletes will compete in a range of events including athletics, cycling and football. 

David said: 'Winning is brilliant, but it's not about that. It's a celebration of life and of the people who made the ultimate sacrifice to give other people this opportunity.

'Everybody is a winner here and that's what makes it special and that's why people come.'

Audrey Cornelius at British Liver Trust said: 'We wish David and all those taking part in the Transplant Games lots of luck. It's an incredibly special event of celebration and appreciation and we hope everyone involved enjoys themselves.'

The British Liver Trust is the leading UK liver charity for adults; raising awareness of the risk factors of liver disease and providing support and information to patients and their families.

For more information on liver disease please visit the British Liver Trust's website, or to find out more about the British Transplant Games, please visit here.