Donor campaign leads to record numbers joining register13th April 2012
A campaign to save the life of Leicestershire police officer Inspector Rik Basra, who has been diagnosed with leukaemia, has led to a record number of Asian people joining a blood stem cell register.
Leicestershire Police urged young Asian men to join the Anthony Nolan register to help find a donor match for Inspector Basra, leading to a match being found in Germany and the officer undergoing a transplant in December. However his family continued their campaign to recruit donors, and about 1,000 Asian people signed up.
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Title: Donor campaign leads to record numbers joining register
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21636
Date Added: 13th Apr 2012