A police officer recovering from Leukemia has been honoured by a Leicester Gurdwara after helping to recruit hundreds of potential bone marrow donors.
A shortage of donors in the South Asian community meant Rik Basra could not find a match in the UK, and eventually found a donor in Germany.
He now campaigns to encourage more South Asian donors to sign up.
Today he took part in a donor drive at the Sikh Community Centre in Leicester, as part of a health awareness and information day.
He was then given a ceremonial robe at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, in recognition of his efforts to raise awareness of bone marrow donation.
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.