>> Monday, May 5, 2008
i registered today at marrow.org to become a marrow donator. race is a factor in finding matches, and as i have some unique dna (particularly basque) that might not be in the registry yet, i joined. even if you are a common race, there are still particulars with each individual that might be in demand. it normally costs money, but right now the first 10,000 to sign up it's free, and you just swab your inner cheek at home and send them back the samples. if you are called upon to donate marrow, they just suck it out with a hollow needle under anesthesia.
you could save someone's life, on the real, and how nice would that be?