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HOLLANDS BACKS SIGN FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN

24 March 2016

Find out more before Notts County game

Pompey star Danny Hollands is backing the Sign For Life campaign to increase the number of people donating organs.

The NHS Blood and Transplant service-backed campaign will be at Fratton Park before Friday’s game with Notts County from 1pm, situated in the north-west concourse outside the stadium.

Fans will be able to find out more information and sign up, as well as watch TV presenter and professional football freestyler Frankie Vu show off his skills. 

And he will be joined by Pompey fan Andrew Prismall, who received a life-saving liver transplant in 2014 and is wholeheartedly backing the initiative. 

Andrew met with midfielder Hollands at the training ground earlier this week to promote the event.

Danny said: “This is an important campaign I’m delighted to support on behalf of the club. 

“Inspirational stories like Andrew’s show how important it is for people to donate their organs. As he demonstrates, it can truly be a gift of life.”

Andrew added: “I’m a big Pompey fan and have been since I saw them play in the 1970s, so it means a lot to me that they’ve supported this campaign again.

“It means I can support two things I am really passionate about – organ donation and football. 

“I had a liver transplant in September 2014 and it changed my life. Last year I was able to take part in the UK Transplant Games, which was an amazing experience for me, and I only hope that one day I can qualify for the World Transplant Games and wear a Team GB tracksuit.

“I really hope that this campaign will make people think about donating their organs. I’m one of the lucky ones – I owe my life to someone who made that decision.”

Sally Johnson, director of organ donation and transplantation at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “We are thrilled that Portsmouth FC have supported this campaign. It is brilliant that they have recognised how important it is to encourage their fans to think about organ donation and to join our life-saving team to help make a real difference and potentially help to save and improve the lives of others.” 

Getting involved with the campaign is simple. To join the NHS Organ Donor Register, visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk/signforlife or call 0300 123 23 23. 

Let your friends and family know when you have signed the Organ Donor Register and join the conversation online by using the campaign hashtag #signforlife

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