Suck The Marrow Out Of Bones

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in so long. I’m sure my regular readership has dropped off significantly. I’ve been really busy. In addition to keeping up with a real job, I’ve begun writing for a “real” fantasy sports website. Also, last week I took a night to register to become a bone marrow donor. It’s pretty cool. It’s like being on call like Batman. You give them a little blood, then they analyze it and put it in their national computer registry. You have to give them more contact information than you do to get a gun permit. They want the names of family and friends as well as your work and cell numbers. At any time of day or night you could get a call or message. You have to carry a card in your wallet with a special 1-800 number to call back immediately. I was hoping I’d get a big, red telephone to put on my desk. I assume that it’s the Commissioner Gordon of blood you call back. I originally signed up thinking that if they found that you were a donor match you’d get flown to wherever the person was to give your marrow. I had visions of Hawaiian vacations and such. Apparently that won’t be the case.

2 responses to “Suck The Marrow Out Of Bones

  1. Great news! I’m always thrilled to hear about people signing up to donate! I’ve been “Batman on-call” for 8 or 9 years with no calls. Every year they send a card to ask if any of my info has changed. I understand giving is painful but I really would love to get the call!Do you donate blood too? You can do that every 8 weeks and each pint has the potential to help three people. 🙂Lois Lane

  2. Hi Phil,Love hearing when people are willing to donate marrow, platelets, blood, and organ donations… I see my net bud Lois has commented above me. Small blogging world in many ways, because I just came from my SilkenThreads site to thank you for stopping by & to invite you to read a Poem there written for my daughter’s upcoming h.s. graduation entitled “Passages.” From what you wrote on my site, I think you’d relate. (My site is pink for reasons I haven’t blogged about…)Hugs to your wife (& you and family).I can no loner be a bone marrow donor although I still have the card I’ve carried since I was newly married. Same goes for blood, unless it’s for myself. Other members of my family regualrly donate and I volunteer at drives in other capacities. Take careSilverMoon aka Green-Eyed Lady( and the other site linked here.)

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