The Duchess of York visit to promote organ donation campaign

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:17:00 GMT

The Duchess of York visited the University to promote the Be a Hero organ donation campaign led by Leeds Teaching Hospitals

AN innovative campaign has led to a massive rise in the number of Yorkshire people who have registered to become organ donors.  Named Be a Hero, it was launched at a Leeds NHS Trust but has had an impact throughout the county. The Duchess of York is its patron and when she paid her latest visit to the University of Huddersfield, she held talks about the progress of Be a Hero – and had an encounter with three local rugby stars who were keen to back the project. 

Escorted by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan, the Duchess was shown round its 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, home to a wide range of businesses and research labs.

The full news story of the day's events can be found on the University's website where you can also view more interviews and videos.

This video filmed for the NHS features the University of Huddersfield's Emeritus Chancellor, Professor Sir Patrick Stewart, urging the people of Yorkshire to Be A Hero and sign the organ donation register.  

Transplants can save or greatly enhance the lives of other people. But this relies on donors and their families agreeing to donate their organ or tissue.

You can find out more about organ and tissue donation and sign the organ donation register by visiting the Be a Hero website.

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