yeah....LOL. Bone marrow. Sorry......brain doesn't kick in on my days off.
I found out there's a local fund raiser on St Patty's day. They are doing free cheek swabs for anyone interested in being a donor. I really do want to check into this. I think if it could help save someone's life..it's worth whatever discomfort it might cause me.
Remember though, you've got a kid - I'm not 100% sure about the 'down' time after donating marrow, but it may put you out of work and caretaking for a bit. People need blood donations daily after car accidents, ect if you are interested in donating blood...it can be just as helpful and still save lives. You can donate whole blood, platelets, plasma and double red cells.
Red Cross Blood Donating
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau
After seeing my Dad going through getting a liver, I'm a firm believer that there is no excuse not to be a donor in one way or the other. Plus it helps that I'm a gusher, when i donate blood it comes out alomst faster than they can switch vials.
I've never been able to donate blood. I never weighed enough...till I had my daughter, and after that...I was always low on iron. The other day was the first time a doctor said my blood work looked good. So, I want to start donating!