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The Story So Far…Anthony Nolan Press Release

Anthony Nolan recently announced a campaign to recruit an additional 3,000 Indian stem cell donors, they have asked the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign to support them and indeed much of their activity in relation to minority recruitment will focus on Leicester. The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign has been extremely effective to date as outlined in a […]

Tesco Magazine …Winter 2012

Kas Basra of the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign is thrilled to have been asked to talk about her journey as co-founder of the campaign in the next Tesco Magazine …long with two other nominees the Tesco Magazine’s intend running an article outlining the stories of three “inspirational women” . The publication has one of the […]

Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign Plans Diwali Events.

The RBL Campaign originally launched on Diwali Day 2011, we will once again be mounting a recruitment drive during the celebrations on Melton Road Leicester (UK)…any donors registered may of course also contribute to the recently announced  Anthony Nolan drive to recruit 3,000 additional Indian donors prior to March 2013. The Diwali celebrations in Leicester are […]

Parliamentary Reception… & Surprise Award!

Anthony Nolan organised a reception in the House of Commons (12th Sept). The event was intended as an opportunity to promote Anthony Nolan’s donor recruitment work amongst MPs and Peers. The theme of the reception focused on a celebration of the many donor recruitment partnerships Anthony Nolan have forged with the uniformed services, as well as to thank […]

New Drive to Recruit 3,000 Indian Donors!

Anthony Nolan recently announced a fresh drive to recruit an additional 3,000 Indian donors onto their register, something they wish to achieve before March 2013! Indian donors are particularly under represented on the register and the additional numbers if achieved will enable better tissue type matching between donor and recipient. Below is a communication from Anthony Nolan outlining the […]

Nagar Kirtan Nov 2011

Getting the Message Out There!   A Nagar Kirtan (a Sikh sacred procession) was held in Leicester on the 20th November 2011, the event is extremely well attended. In Leicester the procession started at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara (A Gurdwara is a Sikh place of worship and community focal point) on East Park Road Leicester. […]

NBTA Launch

The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign is a member of the National Black & Asian Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance (NBTA). The NBTA was set-up by the health service and was officially launched in London by the Health Minister Ann Milton. The group is made up of various agencies and organisations involved in promoting organ and stem cell donation and addressing […]

CSV Leicester International Womens Day

Kas went along to a celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by CSV Leicester. The day was compared by Rupal Rajani of BBC Radio Leicester. Kas gave a talk about her journey dealing with Leukaemia from a carers perspective and her pivotal role as co-founder of the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign.

Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards

We were absolutely delighted to be specially commended at the recent Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards (Monday 4th November). It was great to go down to the House of Commons to receive the award on behalf of all our fantastic volunteers and supporters…but the biggest thrill of all was seeing all the other supporters… wonderful people and […]

Anthony Nolan launch 6% Campaign

Anthony Nolan as part of their campaign to recruit more Asian’s onto their register have started the “6%” initiative under the strap-line… 94% of Britain won’t help an Asian person with cancer.   Rik Basra as a cancer patient and recipient of stem cells and Nisha Ravat a donor were asked to speak on a promotional radio sound bite […]

Anthony Nolan Change Their Donor Registration Policy!

On the 1st October 2012 Anthony Nolan changed their stem cell donor registration joining policy. Previously recruitment was focused on eligible individuals 18-40 years of age. The new policy has changed the age range to 16-30…The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign will of course refocus activity to reach the slightly adjusted demographic. so why the change? […]

“Zumbathon” by Derbyshire Police Officers Support’s the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign

Wow… some very fit people at this event… everyone had a great time whilst raising money for a good cause…thanks to all the really dedicated organisers and of course all those that came along… Below: Jane & Teresa of Derbyshire Police present Rik Basra with the “Zumbathon” proceeds… Right:  The Zumba Publicity Poster… click on it to       […]

Drive for Charity

“Driving for Charity” is an initiative which is being organised and implemented by three dedicated individuals Maninder, John and Baldev… each have been touched in some way by blood cancer and heart disease and are undertaking a marathon drive to raise awareness and increase understanding with regards to these diseases. There will be a particular drive (no […]

Be a One spit Wonder Campaign Launches

                                             We and our fantastic volunteers have worked hard to increase awareness of stem cell donation… along the way we have formed really effective working partnerships with many individuals, groups and organisations… we have […]

Be a One Spit Wonder Reaches West Midlands

We have a programme of stem cell registration events at Colleges and Universities in Leicester (read more here)… the aim is to recruit young healthy donors to the Anthony Nolan register. We are absolutely delighted to announce that campaign has been extended to cover colleges and universities in the West Midlands… many thanks to our partners […]

GNG Football Team Committee Meeting

We met for an informal introductory meeting with GNG (Guru Nanak Gurdwara) Football Team Committee chaired by Nash Bains… established in the 60’s GNG are one of the largest amateur clubs in Leicester and run several teams. We look forward to working with them next year on some exciting projects… many thanks to all the […]