Trust In Yellow is proud to support a new organ donation campaign, Sign for Life.
From Saturday February 27 to Sunday March 13, NHS Blood and Transplant will be asking football fans to “join our team” and sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register to help save and improve lives.
Three people die each day in need of a transplant and there are currently around 7,000 people on the waiting list in the UK because of a shortage of organ donors.
There are simply not enough organs available, so football supporters are being asked to think about joining the register and then share their decision with friends and family.
A single organ donor can transform the lives of up to nine people! So if more people signed the register and their families then agreed to donate their loved one’s organs, more lives could be saved.
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.
There are already a number of Premier League and Football League clubs on board to support the campaign including Chelsea, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday, Peterborough, Dagenham & Redbridge and Notts County. Trust In Yellow would like to encourage Southport supporters to join the team.
How to get involved:
• Join the 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