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Bone marrow donor drive gets underway

A bone marrow donor recruitment drive is about to start at a community centre in Leicester.

It has been organised by Rik Basra, the Leicestershire Police officer who has pledged to sign up more South Asian donors after his own battle with leukaemia.

Rik Basra and his wife Kas at the event in Leicester Credit: ITV Central
Volunteers ready to sign up potential bone marrow donors Credit: ITV Central

More South Asian prospective bone marrow donors needed

The wife of a Leicestershire police officer who is recovering from leukaemia has started a campaign to encourage more people from the South Asian community to become prospective bone marrow donors.

Kas Basra says her husband Rik was lucky to find a match but says she is worried others may not be so fortunate. The first event, as part of the campaign organised by Rik and Kas, was held at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, during the Diwali lights switch-on festivities last night (4 November).