Monday, 12 March 2012
If you want blood...
Had a blood test this morning - checking to see if I am a good match for someone in Holland who needs some bone marrow.
I had the same test a couple of years back - that time I just hopped on the train to London, gave them some blood, did some shopping, had dinner with an aunt and headed home.
This time I had to go to the local hospital, get them to take the blood and then take the blood home with me for collection by a courier! No where near as much fun, but hey I shouldn't really complain.
If I match I will have to go to Holland to make the donation, which could be fun (apart from the bit where they drill a hole in my hip to get at the marrow, but I am not thinking about that part right now). Actually I am not REALLY thinking about getting a free trip - just hoping that I am a good match for this person, and if not hoping that someone IS! Funny how you can have such empathy for someone what you know nothing about - except that they are ill and need help.
Please wish this person luck - and maybe offer a little prayer if you are that way inclined.