Hibs are backing a Scottish Government campaign to increase the number of organ donors in Scotland.
The Club is throwing its weight behind the campaign to tackle the serious need for more donors – one person dies in the UK every day waiting for an organ transplant.
As part of the campaign David Gray, Jordon Forster, Liam Fontaine and Sam Stanton got down to the bare essentials to help create publicity and awareness for the issue – and all of the players concerned have also pledged to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register after giving the matter thought and it’s hoped that fans will show their backing and sign up to the Register..
The Club is also donating poster space within the stadium to the “We Need Everybody” campaign, and will be highlighting the issue through the Club’s own media channels.
Hibernian defender Forster said: “It’s a good cause, and one that means we can all help save a life. If we can help raise awareness of it, then we are only too happy to help.”
Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive of Hibernian, said: “The Club is backing this campaign because it is so important. Organ donation is a big issue and there is a pressing need for more donors. It is a personal decision for all of us, but at the very least we should all be making it something we think very carefully about. We can all help save a life.”
The ‘We Need Everybody’ campaign aims to highlight that anyone can be an organ donor, regardless of age, shape, size or ethnicity.
Visit weneedeverybody.org to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.