The information was comprehensive and echoed much of what I'd learnt already but with plenty of time for me to ask questions. I found the process helpful and reassuring.
Suzanne's posting me some information and bottles to get samples for blood cross matching. When I get these I need to contact my local hospital to have the samples taken. It's hoped this can be done before I go to France on the 15th so I can post them to Suzanne. There then follows tests which can take up to three weeks, and an assessment will be made as to whether Jamie and I are a close enough match. All this will go on while I'm cycling through France. It's really good to know those five weeks won't be "wasted" time in this process and all credit to Suzanne for getting things moving along in anticipation of my trip.