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Donor campaign leads to record numbers joining register

13th 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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