Blues pay visit to
TRANSPLANT patients were paid a
surprise visit this week as Everton Football Club Ambassadors Graeme Sharp
and Graham Stuart called into the Royal Liverpool University Hospital to
mark National Transplant Week.
The fans' favourites visited patients on Ward 6B and Ward 9A who have
recently received kidney transplants as well as patients who are undergoing
dialysis; a procedure which cleans blood if the kidneys aren't working
Graeme Sharp, Everton's leading post war goal scorer and club Ambassador,
said:- "It's been really inspiring for us to come here today and meet
these patients who have benefitted recently from the kindness of others.
Signing up to the organ donation register only takes a few minutes but can
help to save lives."
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is the regional referral centre for
renal transplants; the transfer of a healthy kidney to the person with
little or no kidney function.
Dr Peter Hampshire, clinical lead for organ donation at the Royal, said:-
"It's fantastic to have Everton in the Community come and visit
transplant patients. We want to get as many people as possible talking about
organ donation and joining the organ donor register.
We also want people to discuss their decision with their families, so that
their relatives know what they would want to happen if they were in a
situation where donation is possible.
Unfortunately 3 people die every day while waiting for a transplant in
the UK. You could help save someone else's life after your death. You may
not realise it but one organ donor can potentially save up to 8 lives."
National Transplant Week aims to raise the awareness of the benefits of
organ and tissue donation, and to encourage people to sign up for the organ
donation register sooner rather than later.
Everton in the Community works with the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
throughout the year to support and deliver a number of health promotion
campaigns which work to raise awareness of public health issues as well as
creating a healthier Liverpool for all.
Builder's legs are worth
£1.1 million but an engineer's eye is worth £3.4 million
TAYLOR Swift might have insured her
legs for £26 million ($40 million), but British workers also put high price tags
on their body parts.
The average worker from the North West values their legs at £791,884 which is
11% lower than the national average of £891,408
The average builder thinks their legs would be worth £1,185,000 for being
crucial tools of their trade. Engineers and lawyers are even more precious about
their limbs, putting their worth at £1.2 million. Telecoms workers value their
legs more highly still at £1.9 million.
£1,140,000 is what doctors and nurses would ask for and the average shop worker,
traditionally on their feet a lot, valued their legs at £1,045,000.
The research, conducted by family focussed insurance brand There®, asked 2,000
professionals across 20 different industries to put an insurance value on
different body parts to highlight their impact on earning potential. In the
North East eyes were the most valued, followed by face, hands then legs.
Engineers top the tables with an insurance value on their eyes of £3.4 million,
followed by plumbers and electricians at £3.1 million and telecoms workers at
Plumbers and electricians also put 1 of the highest price tags on their hands
at £2.2 million, with their index finger alone being worth £1,196,107 in
Philippa McLaglen, Marketing Manager from There® explains:-
insuring her legs isn't as mad as it sounds; they're part of the
'Taylor Swift' brand and so affect her earning
power. Similarly damage to a builder's leg or an engineer's eye would have a big
impact on their earning potential. Being fit and healthy is crucial to an
individual's ability to do their job which is why, despite so many other
financial pressures, 1 in 4 in our study has considered insuring themselves
against being unable to work due to injury. With financial protection, anything
is better than nothing if you get injured and can't do your job."
In fact 75% of designers said they wouldn't be able to do their job if they
injured their hands or arms, making the £1.4 million insurance price tag they'd
place on them understandable. 77% of the hospitality industry also admitted they
couldn't do their jobs if they injured their hands.
The research also showed a difference between self employed and employed
workers. Self employed people valued their bodies even more highly. This is
reflected in the fact the self employed are more likely to think insurance
against injury is a sensible precaution (57% vs. 45%) and that 64% of them feel
more pressure to take care of their physical well being because they are
Philippa McLaglen, Marketing Manager of There® continues:-
"The self-employed are especially at risk and feel the pinch more than those who
have the safety net of an employer that provides sick pay. Our Too ill to work
insurance is designed to pay out if someone does injure themselves, like
breaking an arm or leg, and can't do their job for a while."
Statistics Source:- The research was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of There® surveying
2,000 UK workers across 20 industries. Carried out online August 2015.