So I did it.
I signed up to be on the bone marrow registry
and it wasn't intimidating or scary, and it didn't hurt :)
Just filled out a paper and swabbed my cheeks.
And as I did it I was filled with one BIG QUESTION:
Why didn't I do this 30-years ago???
There's a little guy here in Nevada who has been on the waiting list for bone marrow for 4 long years. He's finally been matched up and will get his transplant in a month. It's not that there aren't any donors out there ... there are millions on the registry. It's just hard to find a match. So the more there are to choose from, the better the chances of finding a match.
Here's what BeTheMatch.org says: