Friday, July 10, 2009

Some Good News

We got guarded good news today.

Genie is a match for Gil's bone marrow type in a preliminary sense. That is, the low resolution blood test showed a match of 3 of the 3 factors that are tested for in this initial screening.

Today, more blood samples were drawn from Gil and Genie and sent to the lab for testing. This test is known as the high resolution test. It should tell us definitively if Genie is the perfect match.

To learn more:

We don't know how long it will take to get the results of the test.

We wanted to ask "what if this scenario unfolds?", "what if that scenario unfolds?" But our oncologist didn't want to go there. He's committed to finding a perfect match, be it Genie or someone from the International Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

(Our oncologist said he has a patient in the hospital currently who needs a bone marrow transplant and just today learned that there are four matches in the world that they will pursue. That is a lucky patient!)

We're hoping to find the perfect match, too. Can Genie provide the Gift of Life? Stay tuned.

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