Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Micro: Last day!

Today is your last chance to sign up for the U.S. bone marrow registry for free--a $52 savings (if funding is still available!) I posted about this recently--read that post here.

Signing up takes a few minutes--and the actual cheek swabs are even faster. I got my packet in the mail this weekend, and my swabs will go back out in the mail today.


If you haven't signed up, I hope you will--just click here! Ethnicities other than Caucasian are particularly needed, though us white girls are important too.


2cats said...

I was glad to see your post the first time. It is something that I always thought I would do. However, after checking their web site I learned that I can not be a bone marrow donor. I have too many of the at risk ailments. But I am glad to know now. And having it fresh in my mind, I am more likely to pass the info onto other people.

Tiffany said...

I just got my kit in today and will have it on it's way back tomorrow. My husband looked at me kinda wierd but I just calmly explained that if my son was sick and needed morrow someone out there had darned better be donating it to save his life so if I expect others to do it then I should too! I mean kinda silly not to if it could save someone elses baby!

caryn said...

What a great savings. I hope they get a lot of people to register. I have been on the registry for a few years now. The President of my husbands company sister needed a bone marrow transplant so he held a drive and paid for everyone in the company and their spouses to sign up for the registry if they were interested. His sister did fianlly get a transplant and last I heard was doing well, what a great gift!

C. Beth said...

Trudy--I'm sorry you didn't qualify but I agree--it's great that it's in your mind and you can talk to others about it!

Tiffany--GREAT attitude! I finally today talked to my husband about it and got him signed up too. :)

caryn--What a cool thing for the company president to do! And I'm so glad the sister did well after the transplant. We know someone who got one some time ago and did not make it. :( But I want as many people as possible to have the chance to get transplants even though they don't always make it.