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  • Curious about Be The Match marrow donation process if you match a patient?

    One question asked frequently during last year's registry drive was in regards to the actual process of donating - many people wondered if they had to donate marrow at the DefCon drive (the answer is "no" - the drive is to get you into the registry... Marrow is gathered only if you match someone, and only after you've been screened by multiple doctors.

    Here's the quick-and-dirty of the steps involved (again, at DefCon, we'll just get you registered... the rest (hopefully) comes later:

    http://www.marrow.org/DONOR/When_You...ion/index.html

    - Tom Wilhelm (proud donor)
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