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Voices of Hope & Healing
for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant

One Year Out
by Macklin Smith

Another biopsy to make sure that the marrow is 100% his.
An anxious week.

It is 100% his.
So is my immune system his,
And so is the blood rushing through my heart and head his.

Now that I am medically
A genuine chimera with some expected longevity

I am allowed, through confidential procedures,
To exchange addresses with my donor
If we both agree to it;

Which we now have. His name is Dean Martin
And he lives in Las Vegas, no kidding.

"One Year Out" from Transplant, by Macklin Smith, Shaman Drum Books, 2002

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