Well, we are almost there :-) This has been a rough few weeks of working with labs, couriers, and Cord Blood Registry in Reno, Tucson, and Phoenix. However, we only have two more tests to pass and we are smooth sailing!
First off, Lila and Nora are a blood type match...check!
Second, all of Nora's infectious disease testing came back normal...check!
Third, the girls HLA markers (stem cell components) need to match 3 out of 6...there are three tests and each test has two components...the lab overlooked one of the three tests on Nora, so what we do know as of now is that they match 2 of 4. We will get more blood drawn on Nora on Saturday morning, and hopefully have the final answer next week. Once this is all taken care of, we are going for the gold!
I have just sent the doctors an email asking if we can schedule for the week of June 13th, based on the test results we receive next week. Plans are shaping up, and God is working his magic! It was a lot of work getting to this point, and we are finally seeing results that we are so happy about.
So, keep the prayers coming in the upcoming weeks of final tests and scheduling. Thank you!