Wednesday midfielder Massimo Luongo took time out to show his support for the Organ Donation Week awareness campaign when his former club QPR visited Hillsborough last Saturday.
Rangers ran out 2-1 winners but off the pitch, the two clubs combined to put football rivalries aside and highlight the upcoming change in organ donation law, which comes into force next spring.
At the forefront is the tragic tale of former QPR youth player Jordan Walker, who died suddenly aged just 23 following an undiagnosed heart condition.
Jordan’s story, as told by his father John, can be seen below.
New legislation means that from spring 2020 all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups.
Everyone will still have the right to choose whether or not to be an organ donor, and families will still be consulted when a loved one dies, so it’s important to let family and friends know of your choice.
The law is being changed to help save and improve more lives as every day, someone dies waiting for a transplant.
The message is simple – Pass It On – and the Owls are proud to support the awareness campaign, further details of which can be found HERE.