The Operation Game Competition

An exciting contest to raise critical funds for safer surgery worldwide. Open to all university surgical programs and supporters.

This year Lifebox is hosting its first Operation Game Competition, a peer-to-peer fundraiser that brings together surgical students and residents, healthcare providers, and communities to raise funds for Lifebox’s programs to improve the safety of surgery around the world. Surgical programs host a tournament of the classic board game Operation by Hasbro while competing to raise the most funds for Lifebox.

Funds raised will benefit Lifebox’s safe surgery programs, including Clean Cut, Lifebox’s Surgical Site Infection reduction program, and the distribution of the new Lifebox Light, our powerful, affordable headlamp for safer surgery in low-resource settings.

The 2023 Operation Game Competition


The 2023 competition will run from September 5 through January 31.

Sign up your team

Sign up your team and start fundraising to help make surgery safer globally.

Check out our guide

Read our Operation Game Competition Guide for instructions and inspiration on how to run your event!

Make a donation

Support your favorite team and donate to help us reach this year’s fundraising goal.

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