Astrid (Ada) is Nigerian-German and urgently needs an African-European/African-Caucasian stem cell donor who can help her to continue being there for her two children, her husband and her friends.
She’s been diagnosed with a particularly severe form of blood cancer – Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
The thing is, donors with a “non-white“ background are severely under-represented in the worldwide registries: 70% of all registered stem cell donors worldwide are white, whereas 85% of the world population is not. Only 3% of registered donors have a mixed background!
You can be Astrid’s guardian angel if one parent of yours comes from Nigeria (ideally from the Igbo people) and the other from Europe.
The Help Astrid campaign is organising Donor Drives in 3 states across Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja, and Enugu and there will be opportunities for Nigerians to get registered as potential stem cell donors and potentially become life savers – for Astrid or for someone else.
* Enugu on May 4th, 11am-4pm, @ GLRA – German Leprosy and TB Relief Association, 56 Nza Street / Independence Layout
* Abuja on May 4th, 11am-4pm, @ GIZ Office, No. 2 Dr Clement Isong Street Asokoro District
* Lagos on May 11th, 11am-4pm, @ GIZ Office Victoria Island, Idejo Street 592
Come to the Donor Drives in these cities, get tested and spread the word. There is no cost involved and you just need to use a cotton swab to take a sample of cells from the inside of your cheek.
Watch Astrid speak below: