Our campaign has now been highlighted in the House of Lords.
This is another massive boost for the campaign, petition and everything else we are trying to achieve.
There are few issues I am aware of that have worked their way up the political ladder so quickly and so spectacularly.
Thank you to Lord Harrison of Chester and Gordon Parsons (of Nottingham) for taking such an interest in what I am attempting to make a reality and for raising the issue of education on such an incredible stage.
My message to all the Lords reading this, or who have taken an interest in the issue, please get in touch if you have any further ideas about making this 40-minute talk about blood, bone marrow and organ donation, a reality in 6th form colleges.
While the exposure was superb - the answer was of course less clear.
Here is a link to Hansard - the UK Parliament's official record.
Please click here.
The video team have been trying to get a video of the speech but let's just say it's proved harder than we first thought.
We are still in the process of talking to colleges and developing a more detailed strategy.
So much for just hoping Whitehall would wave a magic wand.
It's such a simple, cost-effective idea, but I know it is going to take more time and work.
Thanks again for all the ideas that are bubbling under the surface and the general ground swell of support and assistance.
Please keep your thoughts and comments coming in.
Before I shuffle off I will make sure there is a clear strategy to ensure the talk comes off as effectively as it can, that the blog keeps going in someway and perhaps we set up a database/mailing list to all ensure in the coming years you are able to easily keep in touch and this issue is not forgotten.
I know my family and friends will not let this rest - and although it feels strange writing this - I include all of you as part of this group now.
Does that seem a bit strange to you too?
I have always joked that I'm not a technical person, or an internet user as such, just a print hack who got ill and wrote about it, but there are these powerful connections being built around the world, spanning the computers of strangers I feel like I have known for years yet have never met - and perhaps will never meet.
Sometimes when I take a step back I am just in awe at how incredible, powerful, and influential, this community has become.
I have written briefly, and on reflection will certainly revisit in a future post, the curious nature of how liberating my gradual demise has been.
But it has also been an incredibly empowering experience which, although I have undoubtedly generated myself, has been swept up vortex-like into something unique and seemingly verging on the invincible.
It's been an absolute privilege to share this ride - which I'm still trying to fully appreciate and assimilate - with everyone of you who reads this.
In other news.
Got battered again at the weekend.
I have had the pleasure of spending time with my auntie Helen and uncle Iain, Rachel, Ben, Phil, Emma (who cooked the most incredible Moroccan banquet on Saturday for us all), Olie, Tom, Zoey, Poppy, Katie, Sam, Jo and Gemma.
On Sunday we all got absorbed into that most compelling of Wimbeldon finals.
My parents and I talk a lot and I can see in their eyes - and from the laughs we are all having together - that they are enjoying this wonderful company and support too.
It remains a disasterous time but at this precise moment are any of us unhappy?
The answer is a resounding no.
Of course all this fun is hard work but we are doing our best to keep up with the pace.
I like to think my day generally pans out into several roughly defined stages.
Light fruit salad style breakfast
Beer and nibbles
Evening meal with wine
Visitors are free to join us at any point in these stages and tend to perpetuate supplies.
Happy days indeed.
I have to add that I was particularly proud when my results came back from last week's liver function test.
My consultant said: "Have you been drinking recently?"
I replied: "Yes, I have."
At which he chuckled and said: "Well that explains those then."