AN inspiring woman who has undergone life-saving kidney and liver transplants will be competing in the upcoming World Transplant Games in August.

Helen Wilson will be taking on her biggest competition yet, after being announced to compete for Team GB at the World Transplant Games as well as taking part in the Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

The games are designed to promote the benefits of transplant operation and encourage people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register.

The Wokingham woman, who is head of human resources at the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, had a kidney transplant, donated by her brother in 2007.

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Helen said: "My amazing brother wanted to save me so after he donated me the kidney - called Sidney, he said he wanted to sign up to be an organ donor."

Having had both kidneys removed, she needed to have dialysis treatment which made her feel really sick and says she can not thank her family enough for their support through the difficult time.

After having her transplant, she was told about the games and never thought it was something she could compete in due to her ill health.

However, Helen entered 100m and trained at Bracknell Athletics Club weeks on end, which resulted in her successfully picking up three gold medals in javelin, discus and shot putt at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

Helen added: “Having my life saved not just once but twice by such generous and selfless acts of kindness really puts things into perspective.

"There are still a lot of people who are on the organ donation list who die waiting to get a donor.

"We need to encourage more families to have conversations about organ donations. An organ donor could save up to eight lives."

By taking part in the games, Helen hopes to raise awareness of organ donation and get people to sign up.

The World Transplant Games takes place every two years and features a week of 17 sporting events.

Over 1000 transplant athletes from around the world will compete in the games to win a gold medal.

Lynne Holt, Team Manager said: “Not only are these athletes ambassadors for organ donation, but they are also representing the charity, Transplant Sport, and hope to raise more awareness here in the UK and globally, of the need for more people to sign on to the Organ Donor Register and discuss their wishes with family and friends."