MEDICS and nursing staff will once again mingle with Huddersfield Town fans during tomorrow’s home match against Bolton, asking them to consider becoming organ donors.
They will be giving out leaflets at the John Smith’s Stadium in a bid to boost awareness and increase numbers on the organ donation register.
After the last game supporting the campaign, in January against Oldham, the donor register soared by 9,000 nationally.
The trust’s specialist transplant nurse, Jayne Greenhalgh, said: “We could not have been more welcome at the last match and it’s great to think all this increased awareness is now making a real difference and lives are being saved.”
Since April the trust’s teams have supported five families from Halifax and Huddersfield through the organ donation process after loved died.
As a result, more than 30 people have had their lives saved or enhanced.
The trust now has two honeycomb-shaped memorials for patients who have become donors at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital
Town player Scott Arfield went along to meet nursing staff.
To find out how to become an organ donor click on the trust’s website: www.cht.nhs.uk and click on the icon on the home page.