F21 cut-out blouse, F21 linen skirt, BCBGirls sandals, Viv & Ingrid necklace
I haven't posted a "work outfit" in a while. Since Texas decided that it should skip spring entirely and just move right along to summer (95 degrees what?), I've been wearing a lot of lightweight tops and skirt or dresses to work. You know. For that breeze between your legs lol.
The color of the skirt is pretty neon, but is toned down by the textured linen material. Is there such thing as "work-appropriate colors?"
Going to meet up a friend tonight to register to be a bone marrow donor.
I didn't know this before, but tissue and bone marrow transplants are not only based on tissue type, but is largely based on DNA. These transplants are a lot more successful when the donor and recipient are genetically similar; therefore, ethnicity plays a key role in being matched for a transplant. For example, a black person has a better change of being matched with a black person. The same is true with Hispanics and Asians.
There's a shortage in minorities registered to be bone marrow donors. If you're white, you have a 75% of being matched. If you're Asian, that percentage drops to 25%.
Registering only requires getting a swab of the inside of your mouth and doesn't guarantee that you WILL be a donor. When the time comes, you can always opt out of course, but the procedure is apparently relatively painless (save for some back aches).
I've always wanted to give blood but wasn't able to meet the requirements. The only requirement for blood marrow donation is that you're over 18 and under 60 and in good health.
Consider registering too!
CNN.com - Donating Bone Marrow, Saving Lives
National Marrow Donor Program - FAQs
Mayo Clinic - Bone Marrow Donation: What to Expect When You Donate