It is a little known fact that race is a key factor in blood and marrow donation. In the UK, white people have a 90% chance of finding both a blood and marrow donor should the need arise, but sadly the same cannot be said for the Asian or black community. If you are black and in the UK then you only have a 20% chance of finding a compatible marrow donation, despite black people being 3 times more likely to develop kidney issues. It is similar if you are Asian: out of 1.4 million blood donors registered on the NHS only 1.6% are Asian. The charity ACLT are working toward promoting blood and bone marrow donations so that people with blood cancer have more hope or survival. PTS are huge advocates of this charity, whom you can learn more about by watching the below video.
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