Mixed-race woman with leukaemia – level 2

12-02-2016 07:00

In December, a twenty-four-year-old Thai-Italian woman found out that she had an aggressive form of leukaemia. Leukaemia is a very serious disease.

The best cure for the woman is a stem cell transplant, but it was hard for doctors to find a donor for her. She is mixed-race, and only three per cent of donors are mixed-race, too.

But thanks to a worldwide campign, people found a suitable donor. The donor’s identity is kept secret, but this person will donate his or her stem cells next month.

The campaign was not only about the one woman. It also showed everybody about the problems of mixed-race people who need transplanst.

Difficult words: cure (help), stem cell (a special type of cell – the smallest part of a living thing), donor (a person who donates – gives a part of their body to a person who needs it).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you know people who need transplants?

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