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Tony Bland

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Tony Bland [r]: (1970–1993) Liverpool FC fan who was injured during the Hillsborough disaster who entered a persistent vegetative state. A legal case brought to the judicial committee of the House of Lords (now the UK Supreme Court) allowed the hospital with the support of Bland's family to withdraw the life support machine keeping Bland alive. Bland became the first patient to be allowed to die under this change in English law. [e]

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