Ronald Grainger – Dublin

Ronald Grainger received a transplant in 2003. He resides in Castleknock, Dublin with his wife Joyce, and is the proud father of three children and six grandchildren.

Ronald will be competing in the 60-69 years age category at this year’s World Transplant Games in the following events:

  • Golf Singles
  • Golf Team
  • Track & Field – 100m
  • Track & Field – 200m
  • Track & Field – Long Jump

A retired urologist with a keen interest in music, Ron has previously taken part in the World Transplant Games in Spain 2017, and the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships in Poland 2014, Finland 2016 and Italy 2018.

He is looking forward to meeting old friends and new, and says, “Winning whilst desirable is not the end point. Simply taking part is a victory in itself”.

”Although retired, I manage to keep busy and I try to encourage all transplant recipients to keep active in my role as Fit for Life ambassador on behalf of The World Transplant Games Federation.  Without the generosity of my deceased donor and their family, my participation in these games would be an impossibility and I participate in honour of them and to show that ‘The Gift of Life’ is worth giving.’ ‘It is such a joy to be with a group of people who share the common experience of sickness and health and to be a support to each other irrespective of results.’