All my CSI dreams are coming true.
I’m getting swabbed! I read an article in the paper last week about the difficulty in finding bone marrow donors for some ethnic groups, something that hit close to home because a) I am ethnic and b) I have bones. A pilot program started in BC to find ethnic donors is now being rolled out across Canada by Canadian Blood Services, and I signed up to take part. Sometime next week I will be getting a kit in the mail containing instructions and an official DNA collectin’ swab. I’m to swab me decks and mail it back – they’ll harvest my DNAs and put me in a database in case I’m a match to someone needing some of my precious fluids. Hooray! The government will have my DNA! This can in no way go horribly, horribly wrong!
I’m only a little ashamed to admit that I totally signed up for this program for the thrill of being swabbed.
So, if there are any sickly half-Malaysian half-French-Canadian people out there, have no fear – my spectacular blood, plasma, stem cells or bone marrow could be coming soon to veins near you!
If anyone asks, please don’t mention my 17 kinds of herpes.