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Legacy of Gary Dall

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1508: tabled on 22 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the lifesaving legacy of Kirkcaldy firefighter Gary Dall being kept alive thanks to a stem cell donation partnership between the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Anthony Nolan; pays tribute to Gary who, after being diagnosed with blood cancer, used his story to recruit donors to the stem cell register before he tragically passed away in 2018 waiting for a transplant; notes that Kirkcaldy Red Watch crewmates Graham Robertson’s 18-year-old son Mitchell, and Rich Ogden’s 19-year-old daughter Kirsty have both donated stem cells after being found to be a match on the Anthony Nolan stem cell register having been inspired by Gary to join; and celebrates that the SFRS partnership with Anthony Nolan has seen more than 18,500 potential donors recruited, with 76 of those going on to donate.