A Leicestershire police officer recovering from leukaemia has pledged to recruit 3,000 more South Asian potential bone marrow donors.
An ex-police officer who struggled to find a stem cell donor match is campaigning to get more Asians to register.
Leicestershire police officer given boost in his recovery against leukaemia encourages more Asian stem cell donors to come forward.
A Leicestershire police officer who's currently battling leukaemia is urging Asians in the Midlands to register as life-saving stem cell donors after struggling to find a match for himself.
A suitable donor was finally found for Rik Basra in Germany after unsuccessfully finding a match in the UK.
The officer had a transplant of donated cells in December, and is now campaigning for more Asians to sign the Anthony Nolan register so more lives can be saved.
Rik Basra didn't think he was going to survive after failing to find an appropriate Asian donor.
The first 16 and 17 year olds in the world to join the bone marrow register at the National Academy, Hucknall.
More than 300 people joined the Anthony Nolan blood stem cell register at an event on Sunday in support of blood cancer patients who need a lifesaving transplant from a matching donor.
The event was organised by the Rik Basra Campaign which was started by family and colleagues of Leicestershire Police Inspector Rik Basra, who recently had a bone marrow transplant.
A Leicestershire police officer who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant is backing a drive to get more people from the Asian community to sign up to the register. Police Inspector Rik Basra underwent a life-saving transplant last year after the return of acute myeloid leukaemia.
Rik Basra bone marrow donor register event at Nishkam Centre Soho Rd Handsworth, Birmingham til 5pm today. If you're 18-40 come & register