Here’s your chance to put your Jedi path in action. From Jun 8-22nd, the Bone Marrow Registry is waiving the fee to type match donors so it’s free to you. From their website:
When you join the Be The Match Registry, you become part of every patient’s search for a bone marrow donor. You could be the one to save a life.
And now, during the Be The Match Marrowthon, you can join online for free June 8 – 22, while funding remains. Our Marrowthon goal is to add 46,000 new members to the registry. Be one of them!
When you join, you can also choose to make a financial contribution. It costs about $100 to add a donor to the registry. Your tax-deductible gift in any amount creates the opportunity for more donors to join.
I encourage everyone in the US to register. This is a truly life saving procedure that is limited by lack of donors. They have ways of making the transplant less painful, though we shouldn’t let that stop us I registered for this program when I was in the military, so I was able to just update my information with the department of defense registry. But for new potential donors you want to sign up here. http://www.marrow.org/JOIN/Join_Now_Special/Marrowthon09/join_now_mt09.html