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Monday 10 December 2018
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Donation Games 2017
Two competitors take on Donation Games 2017

North West Donation Games 2018

Teams are invited to go head to head on a giant inflatable obstacle course to raise awareness about organ donation and the lives that have been saved as a result.


The Specialist Nurses for Organ Donation (SNOD) at Salford Royal have organised the second annual Donation Games, which will be held at Media City, at Salford Quays.


The obstacle course is bigger than last year and includes seven ‘It’s a Knockout’ style games. Healthcare staff, local businesses and sports teams are all invited to take part to help raise awareness and encourage people to share their organ donation wishes with their loved ones.


Lian Vaughan, SNOD at Salford Royal, said: “Anyone can take part in the course, it’s great fun.


“Last year’s event was a huge success and it was great to see so many people there who have benefited from organ donation; we had many transplant recipients taking part in the course.”


The event is free to enter and each team must include five people. The first session will start at 12pm on Friday 7 September.



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Salford Royal supported the highest number of deceased organ donors last year compared to the rest of the North West, new figures have revealed.

 

There were a total of 38 deceased organ donors from Salford Royal, which lead to more than 125 life-saving transplants. A decade ago, in 2007/08, there were 14 deceased donors recorded.

 

The latest figure is the fourth highest in the country, compared to other NHS Trusts.


Colleagues from Critical Care, the emergency department and theatres work closely with the specialist nurses for organ donation to ensure the wishes of those who have signed the organ donor register can be honoured and families supported.


Raynie Carson, SNOD at Salford Royal, said: “The Donation Games event is a really fun day and we want people to come along and celebrate the lives that have been saved and to remember those who have given the greatest gift, and their families.


“This event is all about joining people together from all aspects of organ donation to have fun but there is an important purpose behind it; organ donation saves lives and it makes lives.”


For more information and details on how to register your team, please contact Raynie.carson@nhsbt.nhs.uk