Success of brigade backed campaign.(News)

More than 130 people became potential lifesavers recently by attending a special clinic at London Fire Brigade's Southwark Training Centre, jointly organised with the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) charity.

The ACLT is currently campaigning to increase the number of bone marrow donors on a national register in a race against time to save the life of a talented young teacher and others like her.

Southwark Training Centre was opened last month in a bid to attract potential donors who could save the life of Sarah Thompson, diagnosed with Leukaemia in May 2004.

The recent deaths of soul star Lynden David Hall and MOBO award winner DJ Swing, both at tragically young ages, highlights the urgent need for more donors from all communities, but particularly black and ethnic minority ones. …

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