Sheffield workers pledge the Gift of Life

Staff at the Digital Exchange sign up to be organ donors in suppoirt of the Transplant Games
Staff at the Digital Exchange sign up to be organ donors in suppoirt of the Transplant Games
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Big-hearted staff from four Sheffield firms signed up to become organ donors as part of The Star’s Gift of Life campaign.

Hundreds of gym instructors, IT support workers, public relations staff and school uniform firm employees were inspired to help others.

They signed up to the NHS Organ Donor Register as part of the Gift of Life campaign to recruit 12,000 more local organ donors before the Westfield Health British Transplant Games come to Sheffield.

Transplant survivors will compete in a variety of sports at the games – already being hailed as one of the ‘biggest and best’ events yet – at several city venues from August 15 to 18.

John Timms, event director, said: “We have had a great week, with companies signing up to support the Gift of Life campaign.

“A lot of people had talked about becoming a donor or they already had the form so they were happy to be able to join the register.

“The important thing is that they tell their friends and families.

“We’ve just passed last year’s entry figure for the games, with 1,400 people now taking part, and there is still two weeks to go.

“I’m hoping it will be the biggest and best event and it is great that we’ve grown it year on year.”

Firms which held sign-up days last week were School Trends, the Prime Mover gym, Digital Exchange IT Support and HR Media PR agency.

Call Amanda Hutt on 0114 2573170 for more details on holding a staff organ donor sign-up day or to support the transplant games in Sheffield.