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Campaign in memory of former journalist Adrian Sudbury reaches major milestone

  • Video report by Katie Oscroft from Henry Fanshawe school in Dronfield

A campaign to raise awareness of the shortage of bone marrow donors has reached a major milestone, ten years after the death of a journalist from leukaemia.

Adrian Sudbury, a former Huddersfield Examiner journalist had wished that when young people reached 16 they would be educated about donating stem cells, blood and organs - and be offered the chance to join the register.

He took a petition of over 11,000 signatures to Downing Street, which inspired then Prime Minister Gordon Brown to write to celebrities about the campaign.

Credit: Press Association

After his death, Adrian's parents, Keith and Kay, kept his legacy alive, touring schools and talking to students.

Now, 10,000 of them have signed up as bone marrow donors.

Anthony Nolan Trust campaigns to save the lives of people with blood cancer who need a stem cell (or bone marrow) transplant.

For more information on how you can help, visit: https://www.anthonynolan.org/