Pablo’s legacy lives on

Flood of support after bone marrow campaigner dies of leukaemia

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There was a tribute to Pablo at the regional government's official Andalucía Day event on Tuesday

PABLO Ráez, a 20-year-old Marbella man who turned his battle against leukaemia into a hugely successful campaign to boost bone marrow donations, died at his home on Saturday in the company of his family.

But his legacy lives on, with a new boost in bone marrow transplants following the news of his death, and calls from the public for streets in both Marbella and Málaga, as well as the Costa del Sol hospital, to be named after him.

By early this week there were at least a dozen petitions on Change.org in support of these campaigns and others, including for the creation of a cancer research centre in his name, or for him to be granted a Princesa de Asturias award.

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