you know, all i want to do is donate my baby's cord blood so that someone, somewhere, might benefit. it seems such a colossal waste to just chuck it when experimental therapies help people out there (like the little boy whose father i met weeks ago at Giant) live longer.
yet it seems like no one is collecting it except in certain hospitals in the local area. so far, the nat'l marrow network says i can call cryobank and get a kit – no charge for the kit if it is for donation purposes. that may be the only way i can go, although i am wondering whether i will be charged by my doctor for collecting the stuff (although big deal if they do, i suppose.) damn! fairfax hospital only does it for fairfax, and holy cross it appears only does it for holy cross.
apparently, everyone does it a bit differently, and so it is an administrative nightmare to try and collect from different hospitals. hello? i thought medicine was a more precise science?