Sikander Malik calls for black and Asian organ donors
East Midlands actor Sikander Malik, who played Jamil Fadel in soap opera Hollyoaks, has joined a Leicestershire campaign to encourage more black and Asian people to sign up to become organ donors.
According to the NHS, almost half of the 600 people waiting for an organ in Leicestershire are Asian or black, yet the two communities make up the smallest percentages of registered donors.
Mr Malik said: "I would ask everyone to consider joining the NHS Organ Donor Register.
"There's no greater gesture any of us can give someone than the gift of life and this is what you might be doing by signing up."