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Why being mixed race means I could die

A half-Nigerian, half-German woman is desperately searching the world for a stem cell donor. Astrid has leukaemia. However, due to her mixed race, her chances of finding a match are extremely unlikely. That's because global stem cell registries do not reflect the world's diversity. The majority of registered donors are white. Only 3% of stem cell donors worldwide are mixed race. We follow Astrid's emotional journey and explore the great disparities people from ethnic minorities face around the world.

Video Journalist: Olivia Le Poidevin
Additional filming: Timeline TV
German translation: David Stockings

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5 minutes