After nine days of cycling, running, climbing, rowing and much more, #TeamLUHFT have successfully completed the Race for Recipients challenge – racking up over 7,000 miles to represent each person waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
The challenge, which took place over Organ Donation Week 2021, saw 94 colleagues from across the Trust complete an impressive 7,562.78 miles over 1,017 hours. The brilliant effort meant that Liverpool University Hospitals placed second in the leaderboard of 19 Trusts, finishing behind Lancaster Teaching Hospitals – which had close to double the number of participants.
Brigitte Dupont, Clinical Lead Organ Donation at Aintree University Hospital, helped to sign up staff at LUHFT to the challenge: “I am so proud of everyone who took part in the Race for Recipients challenge - it was a brilliant team effort. During the week it was close at times as to who may take the top spot!
“I hope that through the challenge we have helped raise awareness of organ donation, by shining a spotlight on the huge number of patients who are waiting for a lifesaving transplant across the country. I’d encourage everyone to share their wishes around organ donation with their family, giving them the certainty to support your decision if and when the time comes.”
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Below is a gallery of some of the colleagues taking part in their Race for Recipients challenge: