This morning I did something I have been meaning to do for years, it was one of those things that I would promise I would do every New Years Eve just before I stored it away in my 'to do box' never to be seen or heard of again. This attitude is simply not good enough. On Monday, I decided it was time to stop telling people what I planned to do and actually get off my ass and do it. I called the Sunflower Fund helpline 0800 12 10 82 and began the process of Registering on the Bone Marrow Registry. I chatted to a very helpful lady who spoke me through the whole procedure and took down all my details and told me to wait by my inbox for further instruction. I received my forms ( 1 simple form with a few questions) yesterday arvie which I promptly filled out and faxed back to them and hit up the local blood bank this morning for a little donation- its not like giving blood, you don't have to give liters and feint afterward they literally take 2 teaspoons of your life blood and off you go. That was all I had to do.
I'm sure that most people reading this post have been directly effected or know of someone close to them who has felt the staggering effects of this horrible disease. I'm sure that most of you have also put a reminder in your 'one day box' to get off your ass and get registered and are still meaning to do it. Well here is your chance, do it TODAY call the helpline, speak to the wonderful staff, and spend 45 minutes of your life in order to potentially save years for someone else. It will cost you nothing so there is no excuse.