A new television documentary will appeal to Asian and Black minority groups to save lives by joining the bone marrow register.
‘Saving a Stranger’ highlights the suffering of the thousands of people waiting for bone marrow transplants in the UK. The programme, which broadcasts this Thursday on the Community Channel, aims to inspire people from black and Asian minority groups to join the bone marrow register in order to find a match that can help save lives.
The film introduces us to Asma Meer (pictured right), who lost her three-month son Ibrahim because they couldn’t find a match for a bone marrow transplant.
Asma is now a dedicated campaigner, raising awareness and trying to recruit more donors onto the bone marrow register.
Made in association with the Anthony Nolan Trust and African Caribbean Leukemia Trust, Saving a Stranger is narrated by Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson, who has a personal interest in this subject.
Saving a Stranger – Thursday, October 19th at 9pm (repeated Sunday, October 22nd at 10pm)