Friday, June 12, 2009

A wonderful gift!!

Ok - so most if not all of you wonderful blog friends know, my sister's son is in remission for brain cancer. He just turned 3 years old. He has a long road ahead of him but he is doing just great!

There is some exciting news about Bone Marrow Donation. Now until June 22nd you can register HERE to possibly be a donor for bone marrow to someone who desperately needs you to save their life - FOR FREE. How great is that?? It normally is $50 - $100 to join so this is a great opportunity.

What you need to know is that once you join you'll receive a kit and all you have to do is swab your cheek cells and send it back. It does not hurt to donate bone marrow and it takes about a week if chosen to complete the process. About 5 days is a medication to take and then the collection and recovery of about 2 days. Not all donations are surgical. Some are just a blood draw!! You can still work and live life as normal. If it is surgical, it is outpatient and all you feel is a soreness in your lower back afterward for a few days. That's it!!!

Check out the SITE HERE and read the information. It's pretty straight forward. Some people may be chosen immediately, in a few years, or never.

There is a great need for mixed race donors as so many people are mixed these days. :) Let me know what you think and if you are going to do it! You guys are the best.

P.S. I'll post a little later today on how things are going for me and what the plan is for the birth of our baby. I am 5 days overdue now. Crazy isn't it? :)

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