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: