From Saturday 27 February to Sunday 13 March, football fans across the nation are being asked to “join our team” and sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register to help save lives.
Three people die each day in need of a transplant and there are currently around 6,500 people on the waiting list in the UK because of a shortage of organ donors. We want to blow the whistle on these figures and do something about it.
Following a hugely successful campaign last year supported by 27 clubs, foundations and organisations, NHS Blood and Transplant is aiming to get even more people talking about organ donation and taking action in 2016.
We will be working together to raise awareness and increase the number of registrations in a variety of ways, with a team from the NHS Organ Donor Register visiting Adams Park for Saturday's fixture against Bristol Rovers to meet supporters and to capture the passion that fans have for the team and make a real difference to people’s lives.
How to get involved:
• Join our team: register as an organ donor at organdonation.nhs.uk/signforlife
or call 0300 123 23 23
• Share your decision with your family, as NHS Blood and Transplant will need them to support donation going ahead
• Follow the campaign on social media using #signforlife