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POMPEY BACKING ORGAN DONATION CAMPAIGN

17 December 2016

What are you waiting for?

With a desperate shortage of organ donors, it is now as important as ever to sign up as a potential donor.

And Pompey are backing NHS organ donation’s winter campaign ahead of today’s match against Hartlepool.

Defender Brandon Haunstrup, who is the club’s health ambassador, was on hand at the training ground to model the t-shirts the players will be wearing in the warm-up for this afternoon’s Fratton Park clash.

Colin Farmery, the club’s head of inclusion, said: “Around 6,500 people are waiting for an organ transplant across the UK and sadly some will die before getting the transplant they need. 

“Most people support organ donation, but around 35 per cent who want to be donors say they just ‘haven’t got round’ to joining the NHS Organ Donor Register. As a club we think it is important to back campaigns such as this.”

As an organ donor you could save or transform up to nine lives. 

Patients waiting for a transplant depend on people of all ages thinking about whether they want to become a donor.

Those couple of minutes you give to sign up as a donor could lead to you saving lives in the future.

Don’t leave signing up to someone else.

What are you waiting for? Sign up today at www.organdonation.nhs.uk

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