Launceston could play host to one of Australia's most inspirational sporting events.
The Australian Transplant Games give transplant recipients the opportunity to participate in a week of sporting competition, while highlighting the importance of organ and tissue donation.
Transplant Australia chief executive Chris Thomas said the games were "a celebration of life".
"It's really an opportunity for transplant recipients, people who have faced a terminal illness, to come together in celebration of their opportunity to live again," he said.
It was also a chance for recipients to say thank-you to their carer, doctors or nurses, and donors and donor families.
"It's just a wonderful week of celebration and showing gratitude," Mr Thomas said.
Mr Thomas was in Launceston to visit venues and hotels in order to make a decision on the location of the 2020 games.
The games have never been held in Tasmania.
"The bid from Launceston is really strong," he said.
"I think what is really shining through is the support of the local community."
He said he was impressed by the facilities, such as the Silverdome, aquatic centre, and athletics centre.
He also mentioned the wide range of accommodation available, and special venues such as Albert Hall, City Park, and the Cataract Gorge.
"Of course Launceston is also a great stepping stone into other parts of Tasmania," he said.
Tourism Northern Tasmania chief executive Chris Griffin said Launceston's case for hosting the games was strong.
"We're pretty confident. We know that Launceston can host these games," he said.
"In having spent two days with these guys, the economics are the secondary now.
"The realisation is this is actually about healthy lifestyles for Tasmanians and championing that."
About 1400 Australians are waitlisted for a transplant.
In 2018, Tasmania had a high organ donor registration rate at 33 per cent, which was 15 per cent higher than the national average.
The state's donation consent rate was three per cent higher than the national average at 67 per cent.
Mr Thomas said a decision on the game's location would be reached "soon".
- To register as a donor, visit donatelife.gov.au.
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