21st August 2013 – Did you know that there is a lot of research going on in Hospitals and Universities around the world at the moment, looking for treatments and cures for ITP? I didn’t until I was asked to be a part of it. We have not been forgotten my bleeding friendly friends. There are lots of people researching auto immune disorders, anti bodies in blood, cells, viruses, causes and predispositions for ITP, TTP, Auto Immune Haemolotic Anemia and tones of other immune disorders.
Interesting? I think so too.
And here I was thinking the whole world had forgotten us.
Want to hear something even more exciting than that? Well, my mother and I are the first two people to provide our DNA from the same family to be tested. Your welcome!!
So yes what you are looking at up there is my spit. Saliva as the oncology nurses liked to call it. Mine was full of salt and vinegar chips mum and I had smuggled in to the hospital to get us through the long wait. The problem was that we could not drink any water for at least 30 mins before spitting in that tiny tube. I was soooo thirsty.
Sound interesting. Well if you are in Australia and would like to contribute your DNA to scientific research, send me an email. Sound fun? I think yes.
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