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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Rik Basra continues bone marrow donation awareness campaign

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.

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