07 May 2012

Get Swabbed!

A friend - an acquaintance really - has a son with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a relapse, actually. So I did the only rational thing that I could think to do, and signed up as a marrow donor.

It was incredibly easy - you fill out the forms on-line, they send you a kit, you swab the inside of your cheeks, and mail the swabs back to them. If I'm a match, they'll either collect peripheral blood stem cells via a blood donation, or pull marrow out of the pelvic bone.

If they call me because I'm a match, I'll tell you all about it.

You too can register - go to getswabbed.org. It won't cost you anything, and you don't even need to leave your house.

Also, lest we forget, FUCK CANCER.

4 comments:

readersguide said...

Yes.

De said...

And, Readers, if Bone Marrow donation is not your thing for any reason, these good folks will accept your monetary contributions.

Mental P Mama said...

Yes!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My husband and I got swabbed years and years ago--he's come close to being a match a couple of times, but never quite close enough.