Donating bone marrow, and even getting tested to be registered as a potential donor, has always been a daunting thought for me and my wife. However, after being alerted to a fellow Redditor’s plight and subsequently given more information about the process of getting registered, it was just a no-brainer. To be tested doesn’t have to require drawing blood or any painful procedure. You simply register on DKMS, and within a couple of days, you’ll receive a pair of swabs to swab the inside of your cheek. You mail them back in an included envelope, andBANG!you’re a registered donor. No cost, no obligation (y’know, barring morals).
Hell, only 1 out of 200 donors ever get matched in their lifetimes, and if you do, you’re free to back out. Nonetheless, any medical or travel expenses you might incur through donating is comped by the patient’s insurance. And as a bonus perk,you’re saving someone’s life.
Get registered. Seriously.