Wednesday, May 10, 2017


you're heard about the bone marrow registry, right? it's easy to do, and you could save someone's life.

can i tell you? i celebrated my 17th birthday by giving blood. what i learned from that and subsequent donations is that i need all my blood. every time i did it, i got sick.

every. damn. time.

i don't know if that's linked at all to the lupus i've always had but was undiagnosed until recently.

i used to think one day i would get it in gear and get on the bone marrow registry, but good i didn't, i guess, because having lupus excludes you.

maybe you can do it, though.

bone marrow donation used to be painful, but it isn't anymore.

and if you're really into donating, there's this:

1 comment:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I'm sorry to hear about your lupus. I too am quite sick right now so no bone marrow donation for me. But do you know how it's done that it's no longer painful? used to be the hip. It would certainly be something I'd do if I could.


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