Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Anthony Nolan donor registration drive: Regent College this Friday

On Friday this week (26 April) a donor registration drive event will take place at Regent College in Leicester for the Anthony Nolan bone marrow campaign.

I am a governor at Regent and the college students have got behind this important campaign. The event is organised with Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia campaign, the charity set up by Leicestershire police inspector Rik Basra who received a lifesaving bone marrow transplant 18 months ago.

I met Rik and his wife Kas last year and have been supporting their campaign ever since. I hope the event at Regent this Friday is a success. It has been great to see the students work on the organisation and promotion of the event.

There are around 1700 people in the UK needing a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant, 70% of patients will not find a matching donor from within their families. 

The event will run from 10am-3pm at Regent College, Regent Road, Leicester. Anyone aged 16-30 is encouraged to come along to find out more and register. For more information on the registration process see www.anthonynolan.org 

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