Pompey want fans to 'join our team'
Pompey are delighted to team up with the NHS Sign For Life campaign.
And midfielder Danny Hollands has added his backing to the initiative, which urges the Fratton faithful to ‘join our team
From Saturday, February 27 to Sunday, March 13, NHS Blood and Transplant are running a nationwide campaign, supported by football and rugby clubs, sports charities and other organisations, asking fans to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and help save lives.
Across the fortnight, Pompey will be backing the campaign with a number of initiatives urging fans to sign up – starting with Paul Cook’s squad wearing Sign For Life t-shirts before the Cambridge game.
Hollands took a break from his pre-match preparations to add his backing. He said: “I’m proud to be supporting NHS Blood and Transplant’s Sign For Life campaign and I really hope Pompey fans will do so as well.”
Three people die each day in need of a transplant and there are currently around 6,500 people on the waiting list in the UK because of a shortage of organ donors.
We want to blow the whistle on these figures and do something about it.
How to get involved
- Join our team by registering as an organ donor online here
or call 0300 123 23 23.
- Share your decision with your family, as NHS Blood and Transplant will need them to support the donation going ahead.
- Follow the campaign on social media using #signforlife
Colin Farmery, Pompey’s head of inclusion, said: “There are several clubs across the Football League, as well as the Premier League, backing this campaign.
“It would be great if Pompey fans could top the table of sign-ups by March 13.”