Donor recruitment Clinic in Nottingham


The Anthony Nolan Trust is holding a blood donor recruitment clinic in Nottingham today.

21-AUG-08 Newark & Sherwood Council 3:00 PM 7:00 PM

Carriage Court
Kelham Hall
NG23 5QX

Anyone who can please attend. Adrian's mission was always to educate people about Leukaemia and encourage more people to join the Bone Marrow Register. It would be a wonderful tribute to if you were able to join the register. Adrian got to live another year because of his Bone Marrow Transplant, and look at all he achieved in that time.

For anyone who can't attend please read about the details for signing up on the Anthony Nolan site and do whatever you can.



Here's hoping they get a good turn out, it's the best and very appropriate way to keep Adrian's amazing legacy alive :o)

Thinking of you all.

in memory of Adrian please attend. my father is due for a transplant in the next few weeks and its all thanks to the trust.

Thanks Liam for the information.


I won't be there as I'm already on the register but I'm spreading the word!

Thanks, Liam - hope you're OK today - you're all in my thoughts,

Vic x

As above, thanks Liam for keeping things going when you must be so upset.

I am not in the area but I am already on the register too. I know that most, if not all, blog readers already know this but...

If you want to be on the Bone Marrow Register you can contact the Anthony Nolan Trust or ask the National Blood Service. If you don't attend an event the ANT can still send you the kit which you take to your docs and they can take the sample and send it off. The amount of blood they take to be on the Bone Marrow Register is soooo small you don't even realise. I know I thought "was that it". Obviously giving blood they take more but again that is such a good thing to do as cancer patients require lots of transfusions etc etc.

I am 34 now and I have only been giving blood and been on the bone marrow register for about 2yrs. I only started because my friends baby was diagnosed with ALL and has since passed away despite a bone marrow transplant. If you are thinking about whether to do it or not, you have a concience and therefore..... JUST DO IT, you will feel like part of a huge (not big enough) group that are just waiting to help.

Such a terrible shame it didn't help Adrian. Anyway I will go now as this is a topic I feel very strongly about I am will probably run out of room in a minute.

God bless Adrian Sudbury and little Frederick James Wills xxxx

It has been organised by the Newark Advertiser because a six-year-old boy who lives near Newark needs a bone marrow transplant.
Hope to see lots of people there!

Hi Liam,
I hope your are doing well today. Yesterday I wrote an article on my Dutch weblog about Adrian and his pledge. And my daughter has agreed to make a lesson for her fellow students in Uni that can be put forward to other groups as well. That is all I can do for now, but I will keep looking for other possibilities.
Plus I encourage everybody I meet to go with me to the bloodbank. Surprising how many people are afraid of needles...
I tell them they get used to it soon enough.

I wish you lots of strength in the comming weeks.

Big hug,


Good luck today and I hope you have a bumper turnout. Unfortunately I am too far away from you and too old anyway but just let me know if there is any other way I can assist the ANT. Chris

hope you have a great turnout...hope you are alright liam...thanks for the post...

I can't donate, but will be helping in other ways. I hope they have a good turnout.

Take care Liam.

Hi Liam,

Please let us all know how many people turned up there.Now only I more hour or little more than that.

Hope you and your friends are recovering.Did you attend the funeral?



Hi Liam,

Thank you for informing us about this very respectful activity today.

Still very few persons give blood and stem cells/bone marrow…I often ask it during my consultation hours and even family and friends of patients give me negative answers. It's time to give them much, much more information. They have to donate cells, we have to give info...

During our weekly haematology staff meeting I asked the 10 attendants if they were blood donors and/or on the stem cell register…And I'm really ashamed to write their answers down: only two!!! 2!!! Awfull not…And more than half of them were students, doctors and nurses below 50.

So I've decide to post more positive links on our hospital hematology website.

Like this blog of a graphic student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. I don't know her, but I find it very positive and courageous she decided to choose the theme of Blood Donation as inspiration.

She also added links to blood donation clinics organised by university student faculties - Blood Serious - indeed.

Recent video on blood donation - To give blood is to give lives:{70BC37A7-977B-4D34-AE73-8024E659381E}
(Here the younger son accuses his father that he is a 'softy' since he doesn't give blood 'because he has no time'…bittersweet video)

Currently our Red Cross has NO online information flyer about stem cell donation?!


Warm greetings, Ann
like Emma wrote 'part of that huge (not big enough) group that are just waiting to help and donate.'

As soon as I have written this I am going to contact the Anthony Nolan Trust and request an information/ registration pack. Thank you Liam for keeping us all updated, this must be a really hard time for you but you stil take the time to write on the website. It is much appreciated.
Lots of Love,

I hope there is a big turn out.

Great to see this post up, Liam. My heart is with you.

This is great! I really wish I could come and donate right now :)

I have contacted a group here in San Diego to see if I am eligble to sign up for bone marrow transplants. Initially I had emailed to sign up a while ago but I guess they hear the word cancer in your medical history and don't care for that. Don't know why i didn't think of that to begin with.. ooops! Mine was so mild though, they think maybe it is still possible so i will find out for sure. In any case, I am composing a huge email for my friends in this neck of the woods to educate them and encourage them to sign up. I know at least a few of them will do it.

Adrian would be so proud Liam, you are quite the trooper.

love ya, Bethany

In fact, Anonymous, I think Adi would shake his head at the both of us for turning his lovely remembrance pages into a cat fight. Liam, feel very free to delete us both.

Hanging my head in shame...


This is the difference between ADRIAN and Anonymous!I have gone through the whole blog,I couldn't find anywhere a hurting, hateful comment from Adrian against anyone.

Yes, I asked " how many people attended donour recruitment clinic" -That is Adrian's hardwork, there is no harm in asking Liam about that.

Yes, I asked Liam "Did you attended the funeral"I dont think that is a big issue, I haven't seen Liam in real life,but to me he is like a friend .I beleive there is no harm in asking a friend that question.

Actually there was no need to reply to an "anonymous",but such comments shouldn't be encouraged in future I feel.We are all here for Adrian, nothing else.

Thank you very much Lacey for responding.Glad that you know me.

If you dont like my comments 'anonymous' please dont read.

Anyway I am not going to stop writing because I love Adrian, his family, his friends,blogaholics and anything related to Adrian.

Sorry everyone for writing this.


Hello Shiney,

Sorry for taking a long time to reply. I have no problem with the questions you have asked, unfortunately I have just been too busy to respond to everything on this blog as much as I would like.

To answer your questions - I'm not sure how many people attended the donour recruitment clinic but I will try to find out for you. I will certainly be attending Adrian's memorial service in Sheffield, and hope to have updates soon about when that will be.

Everything is very difficult and emotional at the moment, so please understand I will try to update everyone as soon as I can.


I am a new person with this entry but I have been reading the blog avidly.

I heard Eva Cassidy singing Somewhere over the Rainbow this morning and found the words on Google!

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Just cant stop my daily routine of opening my laptop and checking on everyone. It will take a long time to get used to the fact that there will be no more news from dear Adrian. A big hug for Kay, Keith, Carrie and all those who carry Adrian close. Chris

Hi Liam,

Thank you Liam for taking time to reply.I am surprised that you are writing to me.

I am not in a hurry at all, take your own time.I know everyone related to Adrian is having a very bad time.

Thanks once again Liam for taking time to reply.

Take care


Good morning all,

I came across this today and wanted to share it with you all

What does Love mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?'
The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:


'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.

So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'

Rebecca- age 8


'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'

Billy - age 4


'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'

Karl - age 5


'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'

Chrissy - age 6


'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'

Terri - age 4


'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.'

Danny - age 7


'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.
My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss'

Emily - age 8


'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.'

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)


'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,'

Nikka - age 6

(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)


'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.'

Noelle - age 7


'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'

Tommy - age 6


'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.

He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.'

Cindy - age 8


'My mommy loves me more than anybody

You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'

Clare - age 6


'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'

Elaine-age 5


'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'

Chris - age 7


'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day'

Mary Ann - age 4


'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'

Lauren - age 4


'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' (what an image)

Karen - age 7


'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.'

Mark - age 6


'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.'

Jessica - age 8


And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,

'Nothing, I just helped him cry'

I hope it brings a little comfort or a smile


Babar, Cliff & Boys

Northolt, Middlesex


Babar, Those quotes are beautiful. They've certainly made me laugh and cry, but in a good way. Thankyou. Adrian would be tickled pink with those :)
Much love to everyone.
Christine M.XX

Nice quotes about love.

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.
Lauren - age 4

Liked this one very much!Haha.


It has long been looking for this information, Thank you for your work.

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