MP in tribute to SADS victim Joe
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
An MP has paid tribute to a teenager who died while out jogging at a parliamentary debate on sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS).
Monday's debate was prompted by the Oliver King Foundation, set up in memory of a 12-year-old from Liverpool, who died due to Sads at school in 2011.
His MP, Steve Rotheram, presented a 110,684-signature petition to the House of Commons Back Bench Committee on behalf of the foundation.
It calls for the Government to put defibrillators in all public buildings by 2017, provide staff training and offer all those aged between 12 and 35 a simple test which could detect susceptibility to SADS.