amelia (mmmbopthis) wrote,
amelia
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Coolest Thing Ever

I'm Jewish. I just found this out today.

So I went up to OHfuckU OHSU for my consultation on what to do next since I was diagnosed with Myelodysplacia. Well, I need a transplant. But we can put it off for up to a year so if I get my butt in gear, I can graduate before we do it. That makes me extremely happy. But that's all tentative.

The cool part: To find donors, they examine your DNA and your chromosomes. Populations of people share similar DNA markers, and when they were typing me to find a likely donor, my transplant coordinator found markers similar to people found in the mediterranean and in Israel. DUDE. I had NO FUCKING CLUE I had that cool of heritage - she asked me about that before she asked me about the supposed Western Europe descent that dominated my heritage, which makes me wonder which one I am more of. So, to find a match, the first two places she will search in the international database are Wales and Israel. So. Fucking. Cool.
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