The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign is a member of the NBTA… the National BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) Transplant Alliance.

What is the NBTA ?

The National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA) is a new government (Dept. of Health) initiative  which seeks to bring together individuals/organisations/groups already  working to change attitudes and increase donation and transplantation numbers within black and Asian minority ethnic communities.

The NBTA is envisaged as a stakeholder forum bringing together key members to share and promote best practice and provide mutual support, a key aim is to raise awareness of current inequalities and promote the importance of donation, including stem cell donation. …the ultimate goal is to save lives.

You can learn more about the initiative by reading the strategy document…here.

For more information on the launch of the NBTA, please see the DH press release.

” The NBTA Mission Statement”
The NBTA will bring together people, passion and resources to address the barriers
faced by those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) genetic heritage needing a
whole organ or stem cell transplant.
Our goal is to save lives. We will raise awareness of inequalities, promote the
importance of transplantation with the aim of increasing the number of BAME people
registering as donors and consenting to donation.


The members of NBTA are:

  • The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign
  • African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT)
  • Afiya Trust
  • Anthony Nolan
  • DWIB Leukaemia Trust
  • Hindu Forum of Britain
  • Institute for Health Research
  • Kidney Research UK
  • Muslim Student Healthcare Network
  • NHS Blood and Transplant
  • National Kidney Federation
  • Race Equality Foundation
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • South Asian Health Foundation