Monday, May 19, 2008

Thanks Mom Marrow Donor Drive

This is a last minute request!!!! I follow a couple of CaringBridge sites and through them, I have discovered the "Thanks Mom Marrow Donor Drive". TODAY is the LAST day to join the National Marrow Donor Program Registry for FREE, while funding remains. There is normally a $52 fee.

Here are the details:

Help the National Marrow Donor Program reach their goal of recruiting 46,000 members to the Registry during the Thanks Mom marrow donor drive. During Thanks Mom, May 5 - 19, you can join online for free, while funding remains.

It's easy to join:

Step 1. Confirm you meet basic donor guidelines.

Step 2. Complete the online registration form and order your tissue-typing kit. This step will take about 30 minutes. Please remember funding is limited. To join for free, you must complete the online registration step before May 20 or while funding remains.

Step 3. Use the kit to give a swab of cheek cells to test for your tissue type.

If you have ever joined the registry, you are still in the system. This drive was a reminder to me to update my information. I joined the registry back in college, but called to update my information today.

You are giving someone hope when you join the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry. Even if you miss this free drive, please consider paying the $52 to add yourself to the registry.

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