A couple of years ago I tried, unsuccessfully, to become a bone marrow donor on the OneMatch Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Registry (formerly the Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry). I was rejected early in the process based on my weight, which was about 20 pounds above their acceptable range for a donor.
Not only was I disappointed, I was embarrassed.
I set a goal and made a promise to myself that one of the first things I would do as I lost weight was try again.
This time around I have not only passed the initial screening steps, I have also just completed the DNA testing stage bringing me one step closer to becoming a registered donor.
Goal achieved and promise kept :)
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