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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Do something great!

I have been aware of bone marrow donation for some time, but always thought that to be tested or donate would hurt really bad, or wasn't usually done unless you were family. I was basically just misinformed.
I recently read This Post on the CF husband site that was encouraging people to register for the National Bone Marrow Registry. I never knew it existed!
Well, this month, In honor of Mother's day, from May 5-19, They are offering free registration. It is usually around $55. This covers the cost of the kit, which they can mail to you, and all you have to do is swab the inside of your cheeks with some q-tips. =) There is tons of info on the site, and I would urge you to consider registering to be a donor. You may never get a call, but if you do, you may have the opportunity to save someones life!
As many of you know, Leukemia, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society is near to my heart because of my mom. She has Leukemia, and although she is "in remission" If she stops taking her medication, or some other things, it could come back full force.
If you don't want to become a donor, consider donating money to either the Bone marrow transplant registry, or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. (There is a link in my sidebar for the walk I am participating in)
You can do something great! so why not do it? =)

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