The Rik Basra Campaign aims to help Anthony Nolan save more lives by increasing the number of potential donors on the register, particularly from the south Asian community.
Meet Rik Basra
Rik is a father of two from Leicestershire. A few months ago he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. His only hope was a blood stem cell transplant.
But like so many Asian people battling blood cancer, the chances of finding a matching donor were extremely slim. There’s currently a shortage of potential donors on the UK’s stem cell register, managed by charity Anthony Nolan. And to make matters worse, just 4% of those on the register are Asian.
Against the odds, Anthony Nolan found a matching donor in Germany and now Rik has a fighting chance. But sadly there are so many who aren’t as lucky. And that’s why we need your help.
You can find out more about Rik's story and about the Rik Leukaemia Basra campaign by visiting their website at www.rikbasra.com.
How you can help
Are you aged 18-40, fit and healthy? Then you could save the life of someone with blood cancer. Joining the Anthony Nolan register is easy – all you need to do is give a small saliva sample.