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'GIVE AND LET LIVE' vs. BLACKPOOL

26 September 2013

Club backs Organ Donation drive

Huddersfield Town will use Friday night's televised Sky TV game at home to Blackpoolto promote the importance of Organ Donation.
 
Following on from the success of the previous two Organ Donation drives at home games against Oldham Athletic and Bolton Wanderers, the Club will use Friday's fixture against the Tangerines on Friday 27 September to encourage supporters to sign up to the organ donation register.
 
As per previous seasons, the Organ Donation and Transplantation team will be at the John Smith’s Stadium to provide information and discuss the importance of signing up to the donation register. Please pick up some information and find out if organ donation is for you.
 
The team has two honeycomb-shaped memorials for patients who have become donors in the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary entrance and close to A&E at Calderdale Royal Hospital.
 
There are currently more than 10,000 people across the UK who need an organ transplant. On average, three people a day die before they get a transplant simply because there are not enough organs available.
 
Register your interest now - text SAVE to 62323 for more information
 
For the first time, the Blood Service will also join the ‘Give and Let Live’ campaign. Although you cannot give blood on match day, you can sign up and register your interest with their team on the evening too.

Town's players will also warm-up in special 'Give and Let Live' t-shirts ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off, whilst several pledge their support for organ donation in the match day magazine, Give Us An H.
 
Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle encouraged fans to back the campaign:
 
"Supporting the Organ Donation drive is very important as it can make a massive difference to the people directly affected. 
 
“As a man with a family I would ask everyone to think about how it could affect you and the people you love and I would urge everyone that can to register their interest.
 
“Over the weekend of our initial ‘Give and Let Live’ fixture against Oldham, 9,000 people signed up to the Organ Donation register. Although we cannot attribute every one of those to our campaign, I certainly believe we made a difference and I hope we can do the same again this season.”
 
Huddersfield Town's staff has been directly affected by organ donation; read David Horsfall's story HERE.

The Club will also have some special guests at the 'Give and Let Live' game - read about them HERE.
 
Get your ticket for the Blackpool game now – click HERE to print your ticket at home!

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