University "freshers" across the Midlands are being urged to become organ donors.
While registering for societies and grabbing a fistful of freebies, more than 200 firstyear students at the University of Central England in Birmingham have signed up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.
UK Transplant teams have visited numerous freshers' fairs at British universities to raise awareness of the need for more donors.
Students played a giant version of classic the 70s board game, Operation, to help engage with undergraduates on the subject of organ donation. An online version of the game, at www. organ-ise.org.uk, has also been launched. Across Britain, more than 2,460 "freshers" have signed up but UK Transplant is keen to see this number grow.
Liz Armstrong, a regional donor transplant co-ordinator based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Edgbaston said people could not rely on others to bolster donor numbers.
"I would like to say a big thank you to the students who have signed up to the NHS Organ Donor Register so far and encourage everyone to discuss their wishes with their family and friends to ensure their wishes are carried out, should the time ever come."
* To sign up as a donor you can pick up a form at your GP surgery, call the NHS Organ Donor Line on 0845 60 60 400 or visit the UK Transplant website which is at: www.uktransplant.org.uk