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Adrian Sudbury's legacy 'has saved 14 lives', parents say

The legacy of a journalist who campaigned for teenagers to become donors may have saved as many as 14 lives, his parents have said.

Adrian Sudbury, from Pinxton in Derbyshire, blogged about his experiences before he died from leukaemia in 2008, aged 27.

Ethan Buttress, 17, who studies at Adrian's former school, Bilborough College in Nottingham, earlier became the youngest person in the UK to donate bone marrow to a stranger.

Kay Sudbury said her son, who worked on the Huddersfield Examiner, inspired her to take on his campaign.

Dad Keith said he and Kay had visited more than 500 schools to talk about becoming a donor since Adrian's death.

  • 10 Sep 2014
  • From the section Derby
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