Clubs get be­hind the cam­paign for donors

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

A HOST of Foot­ball League clubs have joined the cam­paign to in­crease the num­ber of or­gan donors.

The se­cond Sign for Life cam­paign, which started yes­ter­day and runs un­til March 13, urges fans to join the NHS Or­gan Donor Reg­is­ter and have a con­ver­sa­tion about do­na­tion.

At Bolton, Wy­combe and QPR yes­ter­day, a team of peo­ple were on hand to an­swer ques­tions fans may have had about or­gan do­na­tion and as­sist peo­ple who wanted to join the reg­is­ter.

Other clubs have do­nated space in their match­day pro­grammes or sta­dium screens for an ad­vert, as well as fea­tures on club web­sites and so­cial me­dia pages.

NHS Blood and Trans­plant’s Sally John­son said: “We are thrilled to have the sup­port of so many top teams for this cam­paign.”

Across the UK there are around 10,000 peo­ple, adults and chil­dren, who need a trans­plant. A short­age of or­gan donors means three peo­ple a day die in need of a trans­plant. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.or­gan­do­na­tion.nhs.uk/ sign for life

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