Sheffield Wednesday players promote organ donor register

Owls players Liam Palmer and Joe Wildsmith are supporting the 'Be a Hero' campaign which aims to encourage more people in the region to sign up to the organ donor register.
Owls players Liam Palmer and Joe Wildsmith are supporting the 'Be a Hero' campaign which aims to encourage more people in the region to sign up to the organ donor register.
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Sheffield Wednesday players Liam Palmer and Joe Wildsmith are supporting the ‘Be a Hero’ campaign aimed at encouraging more people to sign up to the organ donor register.

The campaign has seen more than 13,000 people across Yorkshire sign up to the donor register in six weeks.

Dr Simon Flood, one of the clinical leads for Organ Donation at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “I’d like to thank Sheffield Wednesday for sharing the ‘Be a Hero’ message to their fans.

“Together we are asking people to think about their wishes in advance, talk to their families and record their ‘donation decision’ on the donor register. One donor can save the lives of nine other people.

“We’re delighted by the fantastic response but we still need more people to record their wishes on the register. It would be great if, in the future, the generosity of Yorkshire people meant everyone in our region got a transplant in time.”

Owls goalkeeper star Joe Wildsmith said: “We are proud to be working with Organ Donation UK and we hope that more people sign up to help hundreds of people every day.”

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