Tasmania is a beautiful and generous state, says Transplant Australia chief executive Chris Thomas.
This is part of the reason the Australian Transplant Games will be held in Launceston next year.
"Tasmania has the second highest rate of registration for organ donation, and also is a state which has really embraced organ donation with the number of organ donors," Mr Thomas said.
"We want to show what they're capable of following that opportunity to receive the gift of life.
"We'll have people here that are 30, 40, 50 years transplanted. Just here [at the launch] alone we had seven locals who represented 71 years extra life.
"It really is just an inspiring event, and the gift that keeps on giving."
City of Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said he had no doubt the community would embrace all competitors and their supports during the games, and he was confident Launceston would again shine on the national stage.
Health Minister Sarah Courtney said the games were an inspirational event promoting the gift of life, and giving recipients the chance to improve their health and say thank you.
"The event demonstrates tangible benefits of donation, showing that people who were once terminally ill can resume an active lifestyle," she said.
"Many of these recipients will be celebrating their second chance through this exciting and inspiring event."
The games will take place from September 27 to October 3, 2020.