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    (Original post by Perfectly_Imperfect)
    I've been on the register for 4 years! I'm O rh Pos but never even been contacted as a possibility!
    Exactly the same as me.
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    (Original post by Gaylei)
    do you donate blood? take a look at this! http://www.blood.co.uk/StockGraph/st...lstandard.aspx

    I am happy to give blood, I cant donate platelets as Im not a man but I will donate my cord blood when I have a baby!

    Wow! That was pretty interesting - I can't believe the difference between A pos and the others is so huge in the first chart and then the difference is days is so much smaller on the second chart.
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    More information about becoming a Bone Marrow donor

    https://secure.blood.co.uk/bonemarrow.asp
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    (Original post by Gaylei)
    More information about becoming a Bone Marrow donor

    https://secure.blood.co.uk/bonemarrow.asp
    Many thanks , have submitted a form enquiring about becoming a bone marrow donor. . Also +rep for posting the thread .
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    (Original post by Annie72)
    Many thanks , have submitted a form enquiring about becoming a bone marrow donor. . Also +rep for posting the thread .
    yeah thats what i did. i wonder how long it will take them to reply
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    It sounds grim.
    They use a hammer to crack open your hip, and use some bigass needle to extract the bone marrow, apparently. :woo:
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    (Original post by maxfire)
    It sounds grim.
    They use a hammer to crack open your hip, and use some bigass needle to extract the bone marrow, apparently. :woo:

    I dont know about that....but should it be true, I"ll be asleep and then when I do come around from the anesthetic I can have pain killers.
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    http://www.anthonynolan.org.uk/donat...intheregister/

    This should help you too
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    Are there weight restrictions for donating bone marrow?
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    (Original post by Annie72)
    I dont know about that....but should it be true, I"ll be asleep and then when I do come around from the anesthetic I can have pain killers.

    It'll still cain like a *****. Giving bone marrow is saintly, imho.
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    (Original post by maxfire)
    It'll still cain like a *****. Giving bone marrow is saintly, imho.
    I"ve given birth and that was the most pain I have ever felt.....doubt it can hurt as much as childbirth.
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    (Original post by ghanglish)
    I would love to do it. Especially because of the lack of black donors and because you never know when I, or a member of my family, may need a bone marrow transplant at some point. But I bloody hate needles and pain! I will do it soon though...hopefully.
    Exactly. Even when it comes to giving blood, its not as common from people of African descent.

    (Original post by Intensity)
    Are there weight restrictions for donating bone marrow?
    Yeah - "Weight over 51kg / 8st ".

    Said so in the link above you.
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    (Original post by Annie72)
    I"ve given birth and that was the most pain I have ever felt.....doubt it can hurt as much as childbirth.
    Oic ic, prolly not then.
    Apparently getting local anaesthetic in your toe is up there painwise with childbirth
    BUT DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT
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    I've given blood but dont think i could give bone marrow away. Sorry people who need it.
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    (Original post by Floofy)

    Yeah - "Weight over 51kg / 8st ".

    Said so in the link above you.
    That wasn't there when i posted :o: , thanks.

    I'm too light. Grr. How annoying..
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    (Original post by Floofy)
    Exactly. Even when it comes to giving blood, its not as common from people of African descent.


    Yeah - "Weight over 51kg / 8st ".

    Said so in the link above you.
    Over 8st eh?....I"m ok on that score .
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    (Original post by Intensity)
    That wasn't there when i posted :o: , thanks.

    I'm too light. Grr. How annoying..
    (Original post by Annie72)
    Over 8st eh?....I"m ok on that score .

    Im fine too! over 8 stone EASY! lol Annie you come across as a bitter woman from labour. :yep:
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    oooo found this too!

    http://www.marrow.org/DONOR/When_You...AQs/index.html
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    (Original post by Gaylei)
    Im fine too! over 8 stone EASY! lol Annie you come across as a bitter woman from labour. :yep:
    Not at all, my labour was definitely worth it....even if after all that hard work I still had to an emergency C section,lol. Labour is the worst pain I"ve ever had, really doubt there could be anything more painful.
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    (Original post by Gaylei)
    oooo found this too!

    http://www.marrow.org/DONOR/When_You...AQs/index.html
    From that page I found this too => Myths & Facts about Bone Marrow Donation

    I thought it was a good read

    (Also subscribing to the thread for more info on this )
 
 
 
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