Post by soapygrams on Sept 30, 2007 12:42:27 GMT -5
I'm not sure if any one else has noticed the mistakes in the subs regarding the "step-brother" - If the boys share a mother - they are half brothers NOT step brothers. The "step" is used to describe a combined family resulting from a second [or whatever number] marriage/relationship. Otherwise, the siblings share blood from the mother // or father, as the case may be. Had to correct that - my years of doing probate work just would not let me ignore this mistake. It could be the interpreter or a misunderstanding of the difference in English between the two. Okay - done now ;D
Yes, but it didn't bother me as much as it bothered you. A parent would be a better match than a step brother.
Ginny, that's EXACTLY my point - a BLOOD RELATIVE is not a step anything - i.e. In A HAPPY WOMAN, Taesop's father is his step-father - Anyway, when it comes to finding bone marrow donors, the siblings share more DNA than either the blood mother or father - Sometimes none of the siblings in a family are able to be donors because they do not match well. Sometimes, a total stranger can have a much better match than a sibling. We had to deal with bone marrow issues in our family and that's the only reason I know about any of this - I'm not a hematologist - but the above info is what the doctors told us at the time.