BIG WINS BAME issues linked to UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum 2010 Report: The future of unrelated donor stem cell transplantation in the UK
The purpose of this paper relating to stem cell donation and transplantation within UK BAME communities is to identify key potential BIG WINS.
This paper identifies 4 BIG WINS (BW), together with actions related to each.
- BW1: Develop and implement a national strategy for raising awareness amongst all major BAME communities in order to engage effectively with BAME potential donors and patient families.
- BW2: Promote effective and sustainable partnership working between BAME communities and BAME charities and non BAME organisations such as Anthony Nolan, NHSBT, WBMDR, Delete Blood Cancer, etc.
- BW3: Improve the arrangements for BAME data collection, analysis, publication and use (see NBTA report on data) and to identify main areas of research gaps related to BAME communities and explore ways in which these can be funded.
- BW4: Promote the relatively successful rise in BAME cord blood donation and develop and implement a national strategy for raising greater awareness of the need for BAME donors.