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MP calls for nationwide drive to rally Asian donors

Priti Patel MP (centre) has requested Theresa May lead a national campaign for donor registration. She is pictured at a donor drive in Westminister on Wednesday

By: Lauren Codling

BY LAUREN CODLING CONSERVATIVE MP Priti Patel has called for a nationwide drive to increase the number of donors from ethnic minority communities as figures show a significant lack of Asians on the list. The Witham MP raised the issue during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday (23), requesting Theresa May to lead a national campaign for donor registration. May said she was aware more needed to be done and she was fully supportive of Priti’s event stating that nearly £20 million has been provided to the NHS Blood and Transplant Service and blood cancer charity…

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