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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The best bargain ever: do something good.

For only $52, and often for free, you can join the National Marrow Donor Program. (The fee covers the cost of tissue typing, and is often waived for those who donate a pint of blood or are ethnic minorities.) If you fulfill the health requirements and are a tissue match for a patient in need of a bone marrow or PBSC (peripheral blood stem cell) transplant, you will be contacted and ask if you are willing to make a donation. Some temporary discomfort on your part can save someone's life. So, for a little while, don't worry about being stylish, worry about saving a life.

If you are unwilling to register as a potential donor, donate blood; it is free and you'll get cookies and juice afterwards. Helping people is cheap, and it makes the world a better place.


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