WESTFIELD Health Scheme has been named as the headline sponsor of the Sheffield 2013 British Transplant Games.
It is the fifth time the Sheffield-based health insurance provider has been the title sponsor of the Games, which aim to raise awareness of organ donation and encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.
The event was last held in Sheffield in 2008. On that occasion more than 2,000 competitors and visitors descended on the city pumping £500,000 into the local economy.
Westfield’s chairman Graham Moore said: “We are truly honoured to be the headline sponsors of the British Transplant Games once again, and the fact that it will be hosted in our own home city of Sheffield makes it even more special. The Games provide a vital channel through which to communicate the value of transplantation and the importance of boosting numbers on the NHS Organ Donor Register and, through the work of the Westfield Health Charitable Trust, we take great pride in being able to help spread that message far and wide.
“The last time the Transplant Games came to Sheffield, they had an enormous impact, with an additional 25,000 people joining the Organ Donor Register during the period leading up to and during the Games. We’d like to make the 2013 Games an even bigger success and show how we can make a real difference to the lives of organ recipients and those awaiting transplants.”
To add your name to the NHS Organ Donor Register visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk call 0300 1232323, text SAVE to 84118.