School's charity drive

By Alex Wellman A religious group is launching their support for a charitable organisation with a drive for bone marrow donors. BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the UK arm of an international Hindu organisation, has given its backing to The Anthony Nolan Trust

By Alex Wellman

A relisgious group is launching their support for a charitable organisation with a drive for bone marrow donors.

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the UK arm of an international Hindu organisation, has given its backing to The Anthony Nolan Trust at its forthcoming summer fair.

There are currently 16,000 people worldwide in need of a bone marrow transplant, but because individual genetic makeup is so varied, the chance of finding a suitable donor can be slim.

Matches are usually found from within the same ethnic community as the patient but only four per cent of donors on the register are from an Asian background.

The Swaminarayan School in Brentfield Road, Neasden, will host the fair on Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5 from 1pm to 9pm each day.

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A stall encouraging people to sign up will be at the fair with more leaflets and for more information visit www.anthonynolan.org.uk