As part of organ donation week, some of Yorkshire's emergency services have come together for a special art installation.
Representatives from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service joined forces with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) to shine the spotlight on the human organs and the ability of the human body to save the lives of others.
The representatives bared torsos in a live body painting installation at Leeds General Infirmary, featuring and highlighting five of the body’s important organs; the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and pancreas.
The Be A Hero campaign, which was launched in Yorkshire in 2015, hopes to raise awareness of organ donation and inspire Yorkshire residents to consider their organ donation wishes, in the aim of increasing the number of registered organ donors in the region and providing lifesaving transplants to the nearly 500 people on the transplant waiting list in Yorkshire.
In 2017/18, 318 people received a life changing solid organ transplant in Yorkshire, however 34 people died on the transplant waiting list during this time and 483 people remained on the transplant waiting list.