I joined the national bone marrow registry(also called the Be the Match registry)! I’ve always wanted to do it, I just never knew how, and thanks to Devra of Parentopia, I learned about a local marrow drive to help Jonathan Hauptof Maryland, and it took me very little time to zip on over to Reston and get not only myself, but JavaDad too, registered!
It was very easy — a swab of the cheeks — no pain involved! And the feeling of doing so selfless was exhilarating! Not to mention being able to check off a life goal! Now, hopefully I’m a match to someone who needs it, whether it is Jonathan Haupt or someone else.
I will write more about this later, I am off to a pre-BlogHer meetup. But I couldn’t wait to get out the word about more drives Jonathan’s family is holding, including a virtual one — visit this link for details: http://teamhaupt.org/marrow-drives/
Know of other drives going on? Link them or include all the details in the comments section.