ADRIAN’S memorial service has been mentioned in the House of Commons.
Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, mentioned the service in Parliament on Monday, while telling MPs about the Government’s Give And Let Live scheme.
The Give And Let Live education packs about blood, bone marrow and organ donation were originally designed for 14 to 16-year-olds, but were specially revised for older teenagers thanks to Adrian’s campaign. Mr Balls and Health Secretary Alan Johnson wrote to every UK school and college, asking them to use the resource with their pupils.
He told MPs: “This subject has been close to my work and that of many other members in recent months. I am sure that members in all parts of the House will wish to send their condolences and sympathies to the parents of Adrian Sudbury.
“As part of the commitment that I made to Adrian in August, I said that the Secretary of State for Health and I would write to all secondary schools to ensure that they had information about the Give and Let Live programme and also that we would update the pack of material that goes to secondary schools to encourage more young people to become donors.”
Mr Balls met Adrian’s father Keith, Kali Mountford and the Anthony Nolan Trust yesterday to discuss how the campaign can be moved forward.