Miss Great Britain gets the blood racing by joining the bone marrow register

Miss Great Britain gets the blood racing by joining the bone marrow register

Newly crowned Miss Great Britain, Preeti Desai, launched a successful Community Channel / Anthony Nolan Trust bone marrow clinic on Friday in Central London. Preeti joined the bone marrow register and in doing so, performed a potentially life saving deed.

The clinic itself was inspired by Saving a Stranger, a powerful documentary to be shown on Community Channel Saturday 25th at 7pm and Sunday 26th at 7.30pm. The documentary was produced in a bid to encourage people from black and Asian communities to join the bone marrow register.

Preeti said: “I enjoyed supporting the bone marrow clinic today as I think it’s a very worthwhile cause to get involved in. I hope it inspires other people to join the bone marrow register.”

Alex Frazier, Press Officer for the Anthony Nolan Trust, said: “It was fantastic that Preeti agreed to join the register and support the clinic. The number of Asian donors on the register is just 3% and we hope that by Preeti joining, this will encourage other people, especially young men, to come forward as potential donors.”

James Matheson, Head of PR, Community Channel, said: “We were aware of the need for more Asian donors to join the bone marrow register, and this is why Community Channel decided to make a documentary to alert people to this ongoing issue. We hope the documentary, and Preeti joining the register will ultimately help save lives.”

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