Right now across the UK there are around 6,500 people waiting for an organ transplant including around 150 children and teenagers. On average, three people die each day because of a shortage of organ donors.
We want to blow the whistle on these figures and do something about it.
That’s why we’re supporting NHS Blood and Transplant’s campaign alongside other football and rugby clubs, sports governing bodies and other organisations to ask you, our fans, to join the 77,000 people in Rotherham who are already registered as organ donors.
Following a hugely successful campaign in 2016 supported by 40 sports organisations, this year NHS Blood and Transplant wants to get even more people talking about organ donation and taking action.
Football, rugby and sports fans across England are being asked to “join our team” and sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register to help save lives.
We will be working together to raise awareness and drive registrations, with activity including stadium advertising, interviews with football players and social media posts to capture the passion that fans have for their team and make a real difference to people’s lives.
By donating your organs after you die, you could save or improve the lives of up to nine people, and even more if you donate tissue or give the gift of sight.
How you can help:
• Sign up as an organ donor online here or by calling 0300 123 23 23
• Talk about organ donation with your family, and make sure they know what you want, and understand what they want too
• Share our campaign posts on Facebook and Twitter using #SignForLife and help us reach even more people
Organ donors save lives and together we can make a difference. Sign up today.