It’s that time again. A time for heroes. This year’s National Marrow Donor Drive is June 8th through June 22nd. For those two weeks, joining the National Marrow Donor Registry is absolutely free, and it’s as easy as walking in and letting a charming technician swab the inside of your mouth with a Q-tip.
Your tissue typing information will then go into the national database, increasing the chance that someone, somewhere will find the match they desperately need to live.
And consider this: one day, that “someone” may just be your child, your parent, or your sibling. In the event that someone you love ever ends up needing any kind of transplant, your tissue type information will already be on file, easily accessed by medical professionals.
For information on where to find a registry center near you, go to the National Bone Marrow Donor Program website.
How often do we get a chance to save a life?