Wolves Support UK TransplantThis weekend Warrington Wolves supporters will be able to get directly involved with the engage Super League's campaign to support and encourage organ donation in the UK.Warrington Wolves along with the other 11 clubs in the League are working in partnership with UK Transplant to promote the important message that organ donation plays a life-saving role within the health service.And during Round 21 of the competition, all supporters attending Warrington Wolves home match against London Broncos will have the chance to find out more information about the important initiative and pick up leaflets at The Halliwell Jones Stadium which will help them sign on to the UK's organ donation register.The engage Super League's support for organ donation is now well underway after being launched as UK Transplant celebrates its 10th anniversary. The agency is aiming to get a further 1 million people to sign up to the organ donor register in 2005.Commenting on the engage Super League's support of organ donation, Warrington Wolves Chief Executive Andy Gatcliffe said: "The Warrington Wolves welcome this opportunity to support what is an extremely important and valuable element of healthcare in Britain."We would encourage all supporters attending our fixture this weekend to use the opportunity to find out more information and offer whatever support they can give.Warrington Wolves Chief Executive Andy Gatcliffe added: "We believe our partnership with UK Transplant can greatly assist them in reaching their targets for 2005".Jayne Fisher, Transplant Coordinator for the NHS Yorkshire Region, said, "The aim of these engage Super League focus weekends is to get the general public to help by not only signing up with the Organ Donor Register but also by discussing their wishes with their families. Rugby League is a family focused sport and it provides an ideal audience to promote this important message to"."There are currently over 8,000 people in the UK waiting for a solid organ transplant. Many of these people will become either too ill or tragically die before they get the chance to receive an organ."You are more likely to need a transplant than to be an organ donor. Carrying a card is not enough - sign on to the NHS Organ Donor Register today".Supporters can also register for organ donation throughwww.uktransplant.org.uk or by calling 0845 6060400.
13, Jul, 2005