Wednesday, August 20, 2008
(Bump) For My UK Friends (and everyone else)
Adrian Sudbury of the UK has an incredibly rare type of cancer...in fact, he has been told that he is the only person in the world to have been diagnosed with this exact condition.
Although it is too late for a bone marrow transplant to save him, Adrian wants to make a lasting difference for years to come. He is attempting to make it compulsory for 16-17 year olds in the UK to receive education about bone marrow, blood and organ donation at college by taking on the government and the media. Having already had meetings with the Prime Minister and having been on TV and radio, Adrian has set up a Petition (UK residents only may sign) with well over 8000 signatures to date.
Because of Tricia's recent diagnosis, bone marrow has now entered our radar as something that may (very small possibility) affect our lives in a very direct way sometime in the future. I encourage you (especially if you're a resident of the UK) to take a look at Adrian's blog and consider signing his petition.
BTW, today (originally written on July 15, 2008) is Adrian's 27th birthday.