A friend has a cousin in need of a bone marrow donor. It would be wonderful if you could join the national bone marrow registry at www.bethematch.org
, especially since many of us fall in the category of the most needed donors, those aged 18-44.
It takes just a few minutes to sign up to join the registry. You can do that here: http://bit.ly/GSyP4i.
You will be sent a swab kit in the mail, which takes just a few minutes to complete, which you then mail back to Be The Match (prepaid postage). You can also find a local event at which to register if you prefer.
Becoming a member of the registry does not commit you to donating. You have the right to change your mind at any time. That said, I think it is a huge mitzvah at least to join the registry. You could literally save someone’s life.