All I am trying to achieve is the following:
A 40 minute talk to all second year sixth form students about why it is important to think about donating blood, bone marrow and organs.
I think a healthy discussion about all these issues, where our young adults are given all the facts and are able to engage in a debate, will be of benefit to many.
I don't believe anyone should be forced to do anything they feel uncomfortable with.
But it's only right that people should be able to make an informed choice either way.
At the moment there is too much misconception surrounding these procedures. There is also an urgent need for blood, bone marrow and organ donors to come forward.
If people donate blood, or join a bone marrow register in their teens, then they will often continue to give blood and they will be on the register for a long time.
These databases are expensive to maintain so it's important that as many young and committed people are involved.
Imagine if these talks do go ahead and maybe only 10% of all the students decide to sign up to either the Blood Service or the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register. (Remember, they work together so you only need to be on one).
That's an incredible amount of young people coming onto the register every year. The same would apply to blood donation too.
Now the plan is to try and get as many people to back our campaign as possible.
After the recess the Huddersfield MPs will return to Parliament and raise the issue again.
This will be in the form of tabling a motion or highlighting it with a Prime Minister's Question.
Thank you for your help.
I'd just like to add that all the comments have been superb. For those who have just discovered the blog it has turned into quite a tale hasn't it?
For those who have been with me since the beginning - Liz, Annie, Claire, Dawn, and all the rest, what a carry on!
Best wishes to you all x