Attention Asian and mixed-raced readers

“Donating” bone marrow is easy: the cells are taken out of your blood, as when you donate blood, not somehow extracted from the marrow. But the genetic match must be very very close.

WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH GENETIC DIVERSITY IN OUR CURRENT INDEX OF POSSIBLE MARROW DONORS. SOME (ASIANS) ARE OFTEN IMPOSSIBLE TO MATCH OWING TO THE SMALL NUMBER OF THEM LISTED. EVERYONE IS NEEDED—ABSOLUTELY__ BUT IN PARTICULAR NON EUROPEAN, ASIAN, MIXED “RACE” AND SO FORTH.

SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A MITZVOT THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON—OR TO PUT IT DIFFERENTLY, DOING SOMETHING VERY EASY THAT CAN SAVE A LIFE AT A TIME WHEN MANY OF US WILL BE OVERSPENDING AND OVERINDULGING

HAVE A CHEEK SWAB SO THAT YOUR GENOTYPE CAN BE RECORDED IN CASE YOUR CELLS SHOULD BE NEEDED BY SOMEONE 10,000 MILES AWAY OR NEXT DOOR WHO WOULD OTHERWISE DIE—FOR CERTAIN.

JUST A CHEEK SWAB NO MORE

THE Web Site is below. It is all very easy. But the need is still very much “under the radar.”

Be The Match
bethematch.org/

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