Bone marrow donor event to be held in memory of Hitchin girl

Jaskomal, from Hitchin, who was 23 when she died

Jaskomal, from Hitchin, who was 23 when she died - Credit: Archant

An event organised in memory of a woman who died battling blood cancer will be held tomorrow in a bid to get more people to sign up to become bone marrow donors.

The Jaskomal Foundation is continuing its donor registration drive at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Wilbury Way, Hitchin.

The foundation was set up after Jaskomal Sher-gill died in 2013, in a bid to get more ethnic minorities to join the bone marrow register.

The 23-year-old, who was from Hitchin but moved to Clifton shortly before her death, was donated blood cells by brother Joban, but she later died from a chest infection contracted because her immune system was too low.

The event runs from 9am and 3pm.

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