Fosse is encouraging anyone under the age of 30 to come and sign up to be potential bone marrow donors when it hosts a Rik Basra Leukaemia stem cell registration drive this September
On Monday September 21 we will be at The City Rooms, in Leicester city centre, where we hope to sign up 200 under-31s to the Anthony Nolan register, as part of Cancer Awareness month.
Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with Leukaemia and Rik Basra’s month of collection drives across Leicester is aiming to get more people signed up as potential bone marrow transplants for those afflicted with the illness.
Ranjit Thaliwal, Fosse club president, said: “Popping in and giving a swab will only take 10 minutes but could save a life one day. If you give spit and are later matched with someone you can donate to, it is as simple as giving a blood transfusion. Fosse is very proud to support Rik’s fantastic work.”
The drive will run from 7.30am until 2.30pm on Monday September 21.