Sudders does Prime Minister's Question Time and Natasha Kaplinsky


I might be crumbling and fighting to stay alive but this has to go down as another incredible day.

Despite suggesting to you all that you 'watch this space' even I have to say I wasn't quite prepared for how well it all came together.

If you haven't already watch this!

I must confess to being a bit of a political geek and I always try and watch Prime Minister's Question Time. For the full version click here (It's around 15 minutes in).

For those of you who don't live in the UK it's basically a weekly meeting in the House of Commons where members of all our political parties have the opportunity to grill the Prime Minister on a range of subjects.

As you can see our campaign has now been highlighted at the highest level and I was personally referred to in the house by Gordon Brown.

It was bloody brilliant.

While all this was going on I was being driven down to the Sky News studios for an interview with the lovely Natasha Kaplinsky.


Watch me and Natasha chat here.

In our industry you are never quite sure how these celebrities are going to be.

Journalism teaches you to go in with an open mind- but she was absolutely charming.


She had lots of time for me and we were chatting off camera for ages.

Natasha even backed our campaign and signed the petition too.

We hit it off really well and it all seemed very genuine. I wished her well with her pregnancy and she even said she would look into joining the bone marrow register after she had given birth.


I'm updating the blog on my way home to Sheffield on the train - emailing text from my phone.

This will probably be my last big media outing.

I'm exhausted, coughing and sputtering, but what a day!

I have written before about going down in a blaze of glory and it feels just like that.

My friend Ashley even treated me to champagne and canapes at St Pancras station!

Yesterday's two bags of blood and platelets have helped me feel better and made this wonderful day viable.

Let us never forget, it is the kindness of these strangers, and my 30-year-old donor from Germany, who have really made this all possible.

This post is for you.


Hi Adrian,

You are such an inspiration to everyone that knows you or reads about you. I read your blog everyday & it amazes me what determination you have. You are always in my thoughts & I am sure a lot of other people.

Adrian, you are changing the world. You are powerful. Thank you.

OH WOW!!!! It certainly looks as if this ball is rolling really well now.....
Fantastic, Adrian. Fantastic.
love and light

hi fella
all your work is taking shape
well done
keep going
stay strong mate.

baz an dawn...

Well done

Just saw you on channel 5. My sisters Fiance is struggling with Lukemia himself. I think what you are doing is great.
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Utterly amazing 'Mr Sudbury', just wish it could be weeks rather than months for them to get it sorted.
Keep on fighting

So today I see you on PMQs and Natasha Kaplinsky's news. You're so rock and roll it's untrue. All the best, Toby.

It was f@#&*ing brilliant watching that footage, looks like you're achieving what you wanted. So proud, Ad- "The One and Only".
Chloe xxx

I have just watched Channel 5 news and i am in tears, i am totally moved by this couragous, outstanding man. Truely, what an inspiration, i am going onto Anthony Nolan website after this to have a read.
Be strong brave man....

Kindest Regards

Just want to say I think what your doing is fantastic and courageous. I just watched your interview on five news and your braveness just amazed me. I think you're an amazing person for spending the rest of the little time you have campaigning for such an amazing cause. I have signed the petition and will tell all my friends to do the same. This is the first time I have heard about your story and seen your blog and you should be really proud of all the hard work you're doing. I wish you all the best and will keep checking your blog.
Take care of yourself and good luck with everything
Sophie x

I hope you are well today. I have been reading your blog for a while, though this is my first post.
I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you every day. I check your blog every chance I get to see how you are doing.
My heart breaks not only for you, but for the so many people that have passed away waiting for bone marrow. One of my girlfriends is expecting a baby, and I am obtaining information for her to donate the cord blood. I can't wait to let you know how that goes!
You are an inspiration. You are reaching so many people, through what you are doing, and through everyone that is following your progress. I know that I don't know you other than what I've read, and I hope this doesn't sound silly, but I feel so proud when I think of you and talk about you.
In my thoughts every moment!

Just want to say I think what your doing is fantastic and courageous. I just watched your interview on five news and your braveness just amazed me. I think you're an amazing person for spending the rest of the little time you have campaigning for such an amazing cause. I have signed the petition and will tell all my friends to do the same. This is the first time I have heard about your story and seen your blog and you should be really proud of all the hard work you're doing. I wish you all the best and will keep checking your blog.
Take care of yourself and good luck with everything
Sophie x

Hello Adrian, I just wanted to post a comment to say how much I admire and applaud your courage and efforts at raising awareness of this dreadful disease. I lost my brother almost 3 years ago to Leukaemia and know what this dreadful disease and ultimately the medication to try and cure does to a person. My brother, like yourself, fought bravely with determination but Leukaemia is a disease which has no compassion for its victim. We are left wondering how? and why? I am so glad that you are able to find comfort in your friends and family and hope that you continue to party and fight for as long as you can. With deepest respect and admiration. Christine Jones

i've been following your story from the state of nebraska, in the usa. i'm not even sure what to say, except that although we will probably never meet, you have left an impression in my heart. from all over the world, people are hoping and praying and thinking of you.
sincerely and with long distance hugs from a stranger,

hiya Adrian, hope the blood and stuff you got yesterday has helped, continuing to keep you in my prayers, excellent stuff on TV, God willing things will move forward to make sure every young person is encouraged to join the donor scheme. auntie-type hugs to you LOL

Dear Adrian,
Only today I heard about you and saw your interview on BBC. I was moved and touched. You are wonderful, marvelous and exemplery. I am lost for words to tell you.
Remember, it not how log you live, but how best you live those years. I may live for 100 plus years but I may not achieve anything in life. But you in your short life are achieving great things.
What you have started that is the campaign for donations, will live for ever and you and your memories will live forever.

God bless you!

Fr.Bosco Gali

Adrian - you are a real hero.

In years to come, many lives will be saved because you've fought for something that is just so worthwhile.

How many of us can say that?

Hi Adrian

What an amazing day it`s been!

But take care and enjoy your time now.

Best Wishes to you and your family


Yay! I'm just catching up on the day's news on the BBC and C5 websites. The full PMQs video is at (at around 16:00); you can clearly see Ms Mountford displaying the "Sign Up For Sudders" headline - excellent.
Marvellous stuff - well done Adrian.

hey mr sudbury ,
i cant believe that the cheeky guy i first met on nights is now being talked about in the house of commons , we're all so proud of you at the hotel hallamshire .
was lovely to see you the other day and even better to get a hug from you , you sexy thang ;-)
keep up the fantastic work and make sure you enjoy every last minute .
love and hugs your biggest admirer
super h mmmmmmmmmmwah xxxx


This word is used far too often to describe so many mundane, unworthy things, but there is no other word to describe you and your accomplishments: Awesome. Simply awesome.
Wishing you well.


Hi may peace be upon you,

Please consider Islam before you die.

Sweet Adrian~
You have changed my life and you don't even know me.
Just know this.

Is there no stopping you! Bloody brilliant, you are making changes happen and giving hope to many many people. Now get a bit of R&R!

Hello Adrian!

You are my idol! I would love to meet you! I am also very ill and if i read your stories it helps me to get better!

Kind regards from Austria!!


Shine on Adrian. You are changing the world and creating a legacy in your own lifetime. I support you wholeheartedly.

I saw the PM Question Time footage on Look North last night and was ridiculously excited. Made it seem real that the campaign's come this far! Mention in the House of Commons by 'gorgeous Gordon', lol - you know you've made it now mate ;)

Very, very, very well done Adrian.

Keep swinging, this really does show you are doing an amazing job..

I often talk of you to my friends, you are the amazing man who has demonstrated nothing but courage, bravery and selflessness. A true Brit among a nation that is rapidly losing sight of these traits.

You are an example to us all my friend.

Yours Humbly,

WOW! A true inspiration (not to mention a real celebrity). The messages here prove that you continue to reach so many more people every day and will continue to do so for many, many more. I'm so pleased the bags of blood gave you the energy to enjoy such a fabulous day and continue your amazing work. Champagne and canapes at St Pancras - doesn't get much better than that!

Thinking of you.

Riddings, Derbyshire

Have to steal someone elses words again, this time Billy Graham -

'Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.'

Says it all really!


Sudders makes it to PMQs! well done star! get over your croakeyness and I'll talk to you when I'm back from leave. Love and strength,

Kate x


Just to keep you in the loop AD - lots of my colleagues have already signed up for the Bone Marrow register so your impact has already led to lives being saved.

Nice one big guy.

Also to add - i am sorting out a few entry places for a half marathon charity run in October - i am going to raise money for Leukemia Research so once i get the donation page up and running i will give you the details so that people can dig deep into their pockets and throw a bit of money to help sort out this stupid bloody disease.

See you in a week or so buddy.


adrian I know the journey you are taking my 24 year old son made that same journey last year.
You certaining are making difference to the future of Leukaemia spend your time with your loving family they need to have that time with strong and thank you

Love and peace to you Adrian.

Wanted to let you know that I joined the donor list back in October when my own mother was diagnosed with AML. She has had a transplant and is doing well at the moment. I wouldn't hesitate for even a moment to donate for a person in need. Thank you for sharing your story and for getting the message out about donation.

You are an inspiration, and have probably saved the lives of many by recruiting donors...

((hugs)), Eva, USA

I am so impressed by you and you amazing spirit. I was also very moved by your TV interview last night. Thank you so much for being the way you are.
You will be forever in my memory.


Hi Buddy,

A few weeks ago, I was in Gonder, Ethiopia to celebrate my mom's first anniversary, and saw your interview on Aljazeera and quite touched by your story.

A year ago May 18th, my beloved mom died [in Germany] in a very horrible way because of mistake they made, and their cruel and inhuman treatment that ensued subsequent to their incompetence. I spent almost a year in Frankfurt at Goethe hospital caring for her, constantly being subjected to their inhuman treatment of her. She died in a very horrible way. In truth, she was murdered.

Why am I saying all this? I have come to think that there is a reason to everything. I'm sure you certainly don't deserve all the pain you're going through, but God has a reason to all of it. You may be a messenger from him to teach us something.

I will pray for you. Try to stay strong, and God bless.


I can't even remember how I cam across your blog - but I have been addicted since that wonderful day of discovery. NEVER underestimate the power of this blog. You have given understanding to so many, removed so much fear and stregthened many people. There are no adjectives to describe you Adrian. Keep those fingers on the keys.
God bless you, your Donor and all those who support you!
PS I just LOVE the hat on / off photo! :-)

Remarkable Adrian, simply remarkable! Bravo!! You have acheived what few would even dream of. You're part of history that will never be forgotten! We are all so proud of what you've done!


Wow, this is amazing Adrian! You really have accomplished what you set out to do, and more! I did try contacting the obviously very busy people at Anthony Nolan but guess it is your fault they haven't yet replied to my emails ;) Must be a lot of other people asking about donation!

I am thinking about you a LOT and what you are going through - reading through your comments it's clear that you are certainly far from alone in your fight. I hope that as you are resting a little more now you will be able to blog your heart out, as since I found this site a few weeks ago I am forever checking for new posts!

Take care,
Caroline x

A truly wonderful achievement. Thinking about you and your family every day.

Wow - the top geezer (Brown) talking about The Top Geezer (you!).

It's all happening Adrian, it's all happening. Look at this journey you are on and look at how you are making so many of us take very different journeys than we had ever planned. Looks to me as though you are going to achieve something that everyone - EVERYONE! - in history had failed up until now. Little old wonderful, amazing you. Wow.

Hope you're feeling better today. See you again tomorrow,

Kate & Co

You are a mover and a shaker and your legacy will live on eternally. Not only were you referred to by name by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons, but you are and will always be the reason for the Ministry of Health's new focus on bone marrow donation - all the benefits that flow from that are owed to you, your strength of character and all your friends and family who supported you through this campaign.

I've signed the petition ages ago but I've lived in Trinidad for the past 27 years. I'll look in to what our policies are here and see if I can do anything about it. You're an inspiration.

Hi Adrian,
What a great day. You did it! What an achievement! You well deserved the champagne and canapes! Glad your day at hospital got you through.
As a mum of a sufferer of severe ME I'd like to say to you rest up a while, chill with your family, but as an admirer and constant reader of your blog, I want to say do whatever makes you happy!
What made me happiest watching you on Ch 5 was your comment that you had found inner peace. How many can say that. You see, not only do you have a kind and warm heart, and courage in abundance, you have made many of us who read your words each day rethink things. You've not only run an amazingly successful campaign for donors, but I'm sure you've changed many lives in ways you haven't even thought about! Most of us haven't met you personally, although we wished we had, but that doesn't stop us loving you! You take care!
Barbara x

Hi Adrian

I saw you totally by chance on five news last night and I think you're amazing. I've always been too scared to join the bone marrow donors list but I'm doing it today because you have educated and inspired me.

I wish you intense happiness and a whole lot of fun... you can be very proud of all you are doing.

All the best,

Congratulations on your achievements Adrian; you are an inspiration in every way.


Brilliant!!!Absolutely Brilliant! You are giving new meaning to one of my favorite pictures of all time from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...You are going out in a blaze of glory...."Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?"....You are going strong and ripping through the layers of doubt and fear about Donor programs. God bless you Adrian, stay with us as long as you can and I will be watching for you. Therese

God bless you and your family.I truly hope that someone will be able to put your beautiful encouraging words and work into a book and all proceeds go to recuriting donors...what a wonderful inspiration you are for all of always you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

You are brave, courageous and inspirational.

God bless


Adrian - you continue to amaze. Keep going.

Thank you for your positivity and your spirit. You are such an inspiration!!!!

Thinking of you here in Moscow,

Well done :) x

Hi Adrian,

Just to let you know we are thinking of you at this tough time. Me and my girlfriend Kate Graney (she was in your year at school), have been glued to your blog. I have been registered with The Anthony Nolan Trust for 12 years and thanks to your blog Kate has now also registered. Take care and stay strong.


What an inspiration you are. After my 17 watched you, she is going to put her name down on the blood and bone marrow list. She was amazed that you are thinking of others so much, even when you are so ill.
My whole family wish you and your family and friend love and wishes take care
Vicki and the Bishop family x

Adrian every day may seem like a fight and struggle but you know that the Message you are delivering is starting to get Louder and LOUDER!

Well Done!


Hi Adrian - It's Jemma, Andy Jackson's friend in Peterborough (you came to see him and he forced you to eat some cheap beefy noodles in a dimly lit pub at noon)

I know you must get sick of hearing this, but you really are an inspiration: as a journalist as much as anything else. The way you have written and spoken about your illness and treatment unsentimentally and straighforwardly has really helped me to understand what people in your circumstance go through, and has made me think about my life in a different way. You deserve every one of the awards you have won for the website - both the videos and what you have written have touched me, and so many others, profoundly.

So thank you! As my fellow bloggers say, you really have made a great difference - and that might be a cliche, but it's also the truth.


Hi Adrian,

You were great on Natasha's show and thank you for continuing on your quest. You will be remembered for a long time. I wish you a miracle and peace. Keep strong and always fight.
I check on you every day.

Kat from USA

Adrian, you can't keep doing this to me!!!!just seen you with your friend Natasha! on five news... Once again i'm in floods of tears but of admiration and not sadness. Dont know how you keep going, anyone else would've given in and felt sorry for themselves but not you..You are truly an outstanding person. Feel like i've known you for years but we've never ever met, a fact that makes me a little sad because from the comments and blogs from your friends you are most obviously a top bloke!!
I hope you have the energy and drive in you to do everything you want before the inevitable happens. You will NEVER be forgotten and that is something you should be truly proud of. Not many of us will leave such an impact on society, as you have.
If my 8 yr old grows up to be half the man you are, I'll be proud.

Enjoy every minute xx
CAROL XXXX Sunny North Wales !!

Hey Adrian!

Wow, what an amazing day you've had! Awesome, thanks for updating us.

I know it probably doesn't feel too good, but your voice sounds quite sexy, LOL.

Hope you're not feeling too rough. Thinking of you!

Catherine x

Adrian, I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and everyday I pray for another entry from you! I'm trying to spread the word in Florida for people to donate and I myself have contacted the National Marrow Donor Program (USA) to give. I'm not sure if you know this but the US does not allow people that have lived in UK for over 6 months (which I have - being Scottish) to donate blood so I wasn't sure about the Marrow process. I just heard back that they will accept my marrow if it matched a patient! I am soooo excited. Adrian, this is definate not some thing I would have considered if it wasn't for you spreading the word. You're doing a great job! Thanks for everything you're doing.
Love and strength, Sharon

I ran across your story and interview while delving into the "Europe" section on (looking for Stonehenge. Found it :) I am moved and impressed by your composure and determination. You are in many prayers in the heartland of America. Stay strong, we are rooting for you!!

I first saw your story on the BBC news about a month ago whilst I was about to dash out of the door for work. But I chose to hang back and watch and I'm not ashamed to say that it brought a fair few tears to my eyes. It wasn't through pity or shock but through admiration and pride.

It is exceedingly rare in today's society to find somebody who could show the same amount of courage that you have and it doesn't seem fair or just that you should be having to go through such an ordeal. Especially when there are so many undeserving people allowed to continue to walk this earth.
I will, along with so many others be going and offering my bone marrow and blood for donation, despite my completely irrational fear of needles (even if I have to get 2 burly males to carry me in and hold me down!).

I hope you, your family and your friends find comfort in knowing the difference that you have made. We will continue this fight and I just hope that we can make you proud.

You are a true inspiration x

I first saw you on msn a few weeks back and have checked on you steadily since. I hope that you are enjoying your time with your family, friends, and loved ones!! You are making such an incredible difference!!!!

I often times have wondered why certain people get ill and others don't, and I am not sure if this is why, but this is what I chose to believe....

God picks those that He knows can rally for all, to make changes, help the process, and makes things better! Not all of us have the gift that you have, you have pushed forth and done so so many things to bring about awareness and change!

I am sure that may not be a big comfort, but I do believe you were chosen, because through you so many changes have been made and will continue to be made!

Enjoy your time with those you love!

And Thank You for all that you have done and continue to do for all of humanity....
It's not often we are blessed with seeing a hero, but a HERO YOU ARE!

Warm Wishes and Prayers,
Fort Lewis, WA


I hope you know how many people you've touched with your thoughts and your blog. So many of us have you in our thoughts. I've been a registered marrow/tissue/organ donor for years and although I've yet to be asked to donate, I truly hope that one day I can help someone like yourself. It would be an honor.

Take care...Cindy

Just watched the interview w/Natasha and wanted to tell you how brilliant you were. I have been racking my brain and trying to remember a certain (I think) Hebrew proverb that I heard someone say once... basically it was something like this:
Do not despair that he is gone. Be glad that he ever was.
I know you're not gone (nor will you ever really be for the people who love you) but I want you to know that this total stranger in small-town Texas will be eternally grateful "that you ever were." (And I'm far from alone!)

woah. your heart is infinitely large. your passion is bottomless. your soul is everywhere - moving people to love and action.
what a super hero. peace, lorraine in algeria

adrian love, you are a truly astounding person, selfless of yourself to help others, there are better things planned for you in the other world im sure of that, what im telling you when you leave this world it will be earth loss but heavens gain, you will sit on the shoulder of the ark angel gabreil and have ever lasting life, im so proud of you, god bless you sweetheart xx

Hi Adrian,

I don't know if you remember me, I'm an old friend of Sam and Ben Hunter. We used to hang out at the Hunter's place in Pinxton.

I'd just like to say that I think you're an inspiration. It is great to see you on the news doing all you can to help those in the same situation. Well done! Or as they say here in France - chapeau!

I'd also like to say that you've inspired me to join the bone marrow register here.

Keep fighting.

All our love,
Lee & Annie-Claire

Wish you the best in your last days. I hope you can enjoy your family and that they can enjoy you. I started following your story a couple months ago and have looked on here almost everyday. This is my first post. I just wanted to let you know you are a very inspirational person, you and your family should be very proud of yourself. I pray you will not have to be in alot of pain and that your story will be heard for along time to come. Thank you for sharing your story.

Solomon Hinz
Cedar Fall Iowa United States

I am thousands of miles away from where you are (US-Indiana). I also have almost 20 more years of life experience but your story has been truly amazing. I would only hope that I will have had half the positive impact that you have with my love ones and community when I face my last days. You are a model of strength and courage.



Don't think for one second that because your name is being blasted all over the UK that your fight is over yet.

You have started this amazing campaign and now have to see it on all the way to its completion and beyond. I realize that is easy for me to say, I'm not the one in your shoes.

Either way it goes, you are absolutely brilliant for undertaking this campaign while continuing your fight.

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Keep smiling!

Kimberly Parr
Cincinnati, Ohio

Really glad that your campaign is getting the high-level publicity that it deserves. You've acheived so much.

Hope your feeling OK.

I feel I have to bow and curtsey to you now.

Can not manage the scraping.

You are doing a grand job and I have elected you to move into no.10. I will be the cook and bottle washer. As long as I can have a dog and cat and a goat in the back garden. Oh and a few chickens. Bet the PC police wont let me cos of elth and safety, the chickens might peck you or the goat mess in the cabinet room (so what else is new)

Did you manage a dance with Natasha? 123 123 123
She cant count any higher . tee hee.

Bed time for me so keep up with the mission. Sir Alan Sugar could do with you. I wouldnt work for him if he paid me a million. I like the boy Lee that won. He is a grafter. I could teach him some etiquette........But he will pick that up on the way.

night xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

From one northerner to another... really proud of ya Suds xXx

Hi Adrian -
I just watched your interview with Riz Khan on YouTube and came immediately to your blog. Your story and mission hit very close to home for me. I was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia in November of 2006 and receieved a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor in Germany on March 27th, 2007. I am now living an almost normal, almost healthy life - but I still haven't wrapped my mind around it all. All I know is that I wouldn't be here today without that transplant.

Watching/reading your story I am feeling conflicting emotions. what you are doing is what I too strive to do - to take the illness, confront it, learn from it, and use it to make a change in the world. I think about it everyday, and try not to forgot what it was like - because sometimes I feel like I was never thinking more clearly than during those hard months. Thank you for doing what you do. I will be praying for you.

Anne Deggelman
San Francisco, California

Hi Adrian,

I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I haven't got anything original to say, but I will say it anyway - you are an inspiration and a legend. Blaze of glory indeed! Keep on having the best time you can with friends and family and make the most of every day (and night!). Hope the energy levels can stay 'up' for a while to let you do all the amazing stuff you do. I am determined to become a bone marrow donor, and I can honestly say it is all down to you. Along the lines of your campaign, I thought donation was very unpleasant and difficult, and never thought of doing it. Your blog has educated me and I understand the process much better. Thank you so much and I look forward to many more blog posts!

Sarah :-)

Hi Adrian,

Just wanted to let you know that you inspired me to join the bone marrow register (and I'm sure countless others too).

You're an amazing person!
I hope you continue to have a ball with your family and friends over the coming weeks!

Stay strong.

Love Mel x

Hi Adrian,

I felt compelled to write after watching your interview. I have been reading your blog for the past couple of months. I just want you to know that you have inspired me. More importantly, you have educated me on what bone marrow donation actually entails - I was one of those people that thought it was always a very painful procedure. Thank you for educating me.

I wish you peace and love in your remaining time. It is wonderful to see you surrounded by so much love from your friends and family - and just reading the comments from this post alone from the global cyber community as well.


Dear Adrian,

It is fantastic what you are doing. I just wanted to write agian to say that I met a 26 year old patient today at the University Washington Medical Centre (Graham was admitted last night with an infection). She is from Hawaii and was diagnosed with both AML and ALL in May last year. She has received 4 rounds of chemotherapy and traveled to Seattle in April for a double cord blood transplant with ex-vivio expansion. She had the transplant last Thursday and she has engrafted already and is ready for discharge. Please consider getting in touch with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Kind regards,


well done x2.

Sending love from Canada.

Awesome Adrian! Let your voice be heard! You are in our hearts and prayers dear friend :)

Adrian, you are an absolute legend. Just read your entire blog while waiting for your mate Olie to stop faffing about at work so we can head off for a liquid lunch.

Inspiration is an understatement. I often contemplate how I'd react to such adversity, and the way i'd deal with it.
There's no way I'd be able to show the kind of balls you have.
Phenomenal stuff mate.
All the very best
George R, bbc sport, London

ps I'll be doing the run with Olie in October - is he a good runner? I reckon I can have him ;) g

Wow you have left me speechless, I don't think I have ever heard of such an amazing person. I am going straight to the AN site to register now. You are an inspiration for everyone.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the amazing work you have done and will continue to do.

Love and thoughts



I actually dreamt I met you last night! Shows how much you are in my thoughts, and prayers. I just wanted to say firstly how sorry I am this has happened to you, but in a way I believe that the tragic circumstances people see surrounding you will be the kick up the backside they need to do something to help!! By telling your story, in the wonderful way you have, your tragedy will lead to thousands being saved, probably far more in the future. It will also lead to people taking a good look at themselves, cos you put the vast majority of us to shame! So as awful as it is, when people say "how could this happen to such a fantastic young man", I think to myself, in a way it's a blessing that it has happened to you,as it means we can learn from someone who has the bottle to deal with it, the strength to batle on, and still the heart to put other people first and make a diference in this world! What a fine example you are to us all, thank you so much for everything you do. You will go down in history, and I am sure your work and story will change the future. How many people can say that?!

Love and total respect

Amanda xx

Hi Adrian,

I just wanted to say what a fantastic inspiration you are and how I really admire you for educating people about bone marrow donation. I had no idea that most bone marrow transplants did not now require a general anaesthetic, and as someone who has a fear of general anaesthetics, knowing this has made a huge difference to me going on the register. You are an incredible person. Thank you.

Love Vicki x

I am thinking about you day and night, I feel really helpless and wish I could help you.

Do you just have to accept this? What about Samantha's suggestion about getting in touch with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.


You're making such a huge difference to so many peoples lives - including my own - and will continue to for many years to come - THANK YOU! You are amazing.

I think of you everyday and pray that today is a good day.



Hi Adrian,

I have been reading your Blog for a wee while now and find you truly inspiring.

God bless you.

East Calder
West Lothian

Bloody hell Adrian that's flippin' brilliant!!


I have just watched the footage of you with Natasha Kaplinsky and im amazed! Ive been reading your blog for the past couple of weeks and hope you will be pleased to hear that i am signing up to the Anthony Nolan bone marrow donation list.
Enjoy your time with family and friends xx

Hi Sudders,

I've followed your remarkable quest to increase the number of bone marrow donars for the past few weeks, and you're truly an inspiration to all.

I just wanted to say thank you to you, as I may be one of the people you help save as I was diagnosed with Leukeamia in 1998. I went into remission straight away but relapsed in 2002. I've now been in remisson for just over 5 years. However, if I relapse again I will almost definately require a transplant.

I read in the papers today that your public appearances have helped double the number of people on the transplant registers, which is just truly amazing.

If I ever need to rely on a donar to save my life, you will almost certainly have helped me to find one.

Anyway, Ijust wanted to say many thanks for all you are doing to help people like myself, and let you know, like many others out there, I'm thinking of you.

Best wishes,

Tom (a fellow Huddersfield lad)


You amaze me every time I visit your blog! I always leave with a tear in my eye for all that you are doing.

Take care love. Keep strong.

Rachel x x

Hi Adrian,

I heard you on 5Live with Gary Linekar and have just sent off my application form to register. Thank you for highlighting how easy it is to become a donor, there was no reason for me not to join, I just didn't know about it before.

All the best to you, you're truly an inspiration.

Jeni xxx

Well done Adrian. I recently was luckily enougth to be chosen to donate bone marrow from the Antony Nolan Register. I would urge anybody reading this to register. It is an amazing feeling to give somebody a new lease of life. Even though I dont know my donor (yet) it is an uplifting and humbling experience. It is not just the recipient that may get better, think about how the extended family of the recipient feels knowing there is hope.
The procedure is so easy, just like giving blood, the days of invasive surgery on your back are much less likely now. I was done in 4 hours and they take extremely good care of you.
Good Luck mate!

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