Bone Marrow Donors

There are 67,639 registered stem cell donors in the Midlands. Of those, 2,352 are Asian donors from the East Midlands and 1,878 from the West Midlands.

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Donor register event in Birmingham a "success"

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.

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Birmingham Bone Marrow Registration Drive

Bone Marrow Donor registration event in Handsworth, Birmingham Credit: ITV Central
Bone Marrow Donor registration event in Handsworth, Birmingham Credit: ITV Central

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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