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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.
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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.