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Swab the deck

I recently got a free kit from the National Marrow Donor Program to collect DNA and type me for some markers so I can be added to the registry. If I match I can go in to have either blood taken or bone marrow taken from my hip-bone for someone with a need for marrow (and who doesn't like marrow?). The marrow collection is supposed to be pretty much painless since they anesthetize you beforehand. They were a little unclear whether it would be an epidural or what, but they mentioned an option for general anesthesia, which is what I would insist on. I don't cotton to the idea of an epidural particularly well.

You can get on the registry for free right now, as they're running a promotional campaign, so I suggest you swab while the swabbin's good.


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silversledge
Jun. 17th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Cougar, I was going to say something along the same lines. You stole my joke!!