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Well, I did. And I'm dead proud of myself because I haven't done so for about 15 years. Plus it was not one, but two of my 101 things, because I've successfully given a sample for the bone marrow register too.

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One of the things they'll check is if you're CMV+, carrying a fairly widespread but generally harmless retrovirus which unfortunately tends to flare up in people taking immunity-suppressing drugs. If you are they can't use your bone marrow - unfortunately I am, so I can only give blood and they can't use it for certain types of immune-deficiency treatment.

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