My friend Pat had this on the message board and i felt like i needed to post this on my blog too..
if you have the time sign up please..
At www.marrow.org, you can sign up for a free kit to join the registry for these 2 weeks in May. They explain the process of donation if you were chosen to donate to a person. Danielle (his wife) has been on the registry for over 15 years and has never been called to donate. Most people are able to donate stem cells which are easily obtained by filtering the blood. This is similar to donating plasma at the blood center. They only need 5% of your stem cells for a donor, and this is replenished in 4-6 weeks. It is a much simpler process then years ago when people had to donate bone marrow. At www.marrow.org, they further explain who is eligible to sign up and the responsibilities of signing up. Even if you do not feel you are the right person to sign up please forward this to everyone in your e mail contact list during May 5th through 19th, 2008. Or you can post this a work or church. You can help us to reach many people who might be willing to be tested.