BAME Blood, Stem Cell and Organ Donation — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:13 pm on 27 June 2018.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn 4:13, 27 June 2018

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Henry. I thank my hon. Friend Mohammad Yasin for securing this debate on an issue that is so important to my constituents in Hampstead and Kilburn. I will speak briefly.

More than 2,000 incredible people from Hampstead and Kilburn are on the Anthony Nolan stem cell register, a large proportion of whom are from BAME backgrounds. I mention that fact because, as Members from across the House have said, only 20% of patients from BAME backgrounds will get a perfect match, compared with 69% of people from white northern European backgrounds.