THE father of a former Huddersfield Examiner journalist who lost his battle with leukaemia has called for a new law to give school and college students lessons about donating blood, organs and stem cells.
Adrian's Law would ensure every pupil over 16 would be given at least one session on becoming a donor.
It would be named after Adrian Sudbury, a 27-year-old reporter, who died in August 2008 after a two-year battle with leukaemia.
His campaigning father, Keith Sudbury, has been backed by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.
Mr Sudbury said: "We urgently need more people willing to donate blood and stem cells.
"By taking this message to students aged 16 years and over we can grow the first generation of potential lifesavers who really understand what it means to donate blood, organs and stem cells."
Although his son received a transplant, he died.
The Huddersfield Examiner journalist spent the last two years of his life campaigning for better education about stem cell donation.
He took a petition of 11,300 signatures to Downing Street, inspiring then Prime Minister Gordon Brown to write to celebrities to raise awareness of the campaign.
Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukaemia, according to Anthony Nolan.