Today I came home from a party to find that the postman had brought me an envelope from the Anthony Nolan Trust. It contained:
1. a letter confirming that I've completed all the necessary steps to join the Anthony Nolan register, and don't have to take any further action until I hear from them;
2. a card confirming same;
3. bumph to pass on to other people who might be interested in becoming a bone marrow donor, particularly if they are men aged 18-30. Since my partner falls into this category I have given it to him.
This does leave a few mysteries unexplained (such as, what was that text message about, the one that said they hadn't received my saliva tissue-typing set?) but if they're happy, I'm happy. I may or may not be called up within the duration of my 1001 days. If I am, I will need to donate. If not, this task is completed, and I'm going to mark it as such until I hear otherwise.