amelia (mmmbopthis) wrote,
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FAQ

Amelia's FAQ

Q. What's Leukemia?

A. It's where your White Blood Cells don't fully mature and then die off. I was diagnosed with AML on January 29th, 2004.


Q. I thought you were in remission from Leukemia?

A. I am. So far so good. Except, as a result of the treatment that I was given to put me in remission (i.e. chemotherapy), I've been diagnosed with what's called MDS.

Q. What's the next step?

A. I start Vidaza on Monday, August 8th, 2005 and eventually will need a second transplant from an unrelated donor.

Q. Why/What/How blah blah blah?

A. A real FAQ from the AADP.


Q. How do I go about being typed for being a donor?

A. Check out the Marrow Organization people.


Q. Who can be typed/become a donor?

A. er...you.


Q. How?

A. Join the donor registry. Also check out the Internation Bone Marrow Transplant Registry.


Q. How do I get typed to donate especially for you/a friend/someone else I know?

A. It's unlikely that you would be a perfect match, but again, I encourage you to do so. Getting into the registry is going to help a bajillion people and save a life if you do so.
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