MORE than 10,000 people have now backed Adrian Sudbury’s campaign to improve education about bone marrow donation.
An online petition, set up to call on the Prime Minister to help educate young people about the importance of donation, is continuing to get support.
The 10,000th signature came at the weekend, to Adrian’s delight.
The huge public support for the campaign means the petition is ninth on a list of 5,813 e-petitions on the Downing Street website.
Adrian praised everyone who signed the petition.
But with it closing tomorrow he wants to continue spreading the word until the last minute.
Adrian said: “Thank you for all your efforts.
“It is amazing how so many people have got behind the cause this week.
“Our job is now to ensure that if anyone hasn’t signed the petition to do so before tomorrow to maximise the support.
“Nevertheless, what a great result. I think it’s fair to say we are all delighted and really proud of this.
“Our petition has only been running for a short period, but the support for it is nothing short of phenomenal.”
The petition was launched after Examiner journalist Adrian was told he had months to live after battling leukaemia.
He has spent the last few months of his life campaigning for more education about bone marrow donation and other organ donation among young people.
His campaign took him to the heart of the Government with a meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
And as he marked his 27th birthday last week Adrian heard that Government ministers Ed Balls and Alan Johnston were working on plans to write to every school and college asking them to teach pupils about organ donation.