British Transplant Games 2017

At Westfield Health, we are committed to supporting people in living happy, healthy and independent lives for longer – no matter what

As a not for profit organisation, we also support charities across the UK which provide valuable care and support to people who suffer from a range of health problems – one cause we are particularly passionate about is organ donation.

Westfield Health is committed to encouraging people to give the ‘Gift of Life’

Westfield Health is committed to encouraging people to give the ‘Gift of Life’ by signing up to the organ donor register, and highlighting how organ donation can turn someone’s life around. This is why we’ve been proud to support the Westfield Health British Transplant Games since 2008, through the work of our Charitable Trust.

Our Chairman, Graham Moore, has been a keen supporter of the Games for many years:

"At any one time, around 7,000 people in the UK are waiting for an organ transplant, but due to a shortage of organs, up to 1,000 of these will die waiting. Almost 200 of these are under the age of 18.

"The Westfield Health Charitable Trust is extremely proud to support the truly inspiring British Transplant Games, highlighting how organ donation can turn someone’s life around as well as celebrating patients in regaining fitness to live fulfilled, healthy lives.

"Each and every competitor has been on an amazing journey and to see them back to health and competing in sport is testament to the incredible value of organ donation.

Graham Moore at BTG 2016

Helen's story

Organ donation in the UK

Organ donation is giving an organ to help someone who needs a transplant. Transplants can save lives.

  • At any one time, around 6,5000 people in the UK are waiting for an organ transplant
  • 457 people died last year while on the active transplant waiting list (they’ve said this one is fine but asked that we take out the rest of this point which said ‘which means they were ready to receive a donor organ but did not get one in time’ as people may not be ready when they arrive at hospital and it can get complex
  • The number of people receiving a transplant in a single year has reached the record figure of 4,753, an increase of 20% in the last five years (This is the same as the point we’ve got already but they just asked if we can re-phrase it to be written the same as the above)
  • More than 50,000 people in the UK are alive today because of organ donation and transplantation