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Local hospital trust races for organ recipients

Local healthcare professions at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have swapped medicine for miles in the Race for Recipients this Organ Donation Week.

The challenge saw Trust colleagues complete 7,000 kilometres for 7,000 patients who are awaiting to receive a lifesaving transplant.

The seven-day triathlon was set by NHS Blood and Transplant in part of a wider goal to reach 50,000 km to represent the number of lives saved in the UK through organ donation.

The Trust staff completed an astonishing 9,354.9km over the seven days, ranking them first on the leader board against Trusts across Yorkshire who also took part in the challenge.  

Helen Buglass, Consultant and Lead of Organ Donation at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “It was a pleasure to be a part of the race and to be one of the many healthcare professionals who have come together for this important cause. I have seen so many colleagues get involved throughout the week in the several brilliant walking sessions we held within our hospital grounds, and within their personal time.

“Being able to do our part in raising awareness for organ donation through the Race for Recipients challenge has been brilliant, as in the Wakefield region alone we currently have 50 patients awaiting a transplant. I hope by shining a spotlight throughout this week will encourage more people to register and share their wishes to leave their families certain.”

To read more about Organ Donation and register your decision visit: organdonation.nhs.uk

Below is a gallery of colleague who took part in the challenge:

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