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Yorkshire’s organ donation charity, Be A Hero, has launched the ‘Yorkshire to 50k’ challenge which aims to increase the number of registered organ donors in Yorkshire by a significant 50,000 in just six months.
We hosted a 24-hour pedal power event on Monday 4th September (the first day of Organ Donation Week) joined by British Cycling’s Head Sprint Coach and liver transplant recipient, Justin Grace, and Team GB’s Katy Marchant, who won bronze in the sprint cycle at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Yorkshire residents and businesses supported the event which saw six static bikes powering a seven-foot-tall inflatable heart from 10am on Monday 4th September to 10am on Tuesday 5th September.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in keeping Yorkshire’s heart pumping as we pedalled through day and night to keep Yorkshire’s heart inflated for 24 hours!
By signing the organ donor register today, you can save up to nine lives. Last year, over 100 people in Yorkshire donated an organ after their death – but it’s still not enough! There are nearly 500 people in Yorkshire currently waiting for a lifesaving organ.
To join the Organ Donor Register, please click here.