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Old 08-07-2013, 09:46 PM   #1607
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Mateo is unbelievably cute, and he needs a bone marrow transplant.

Donating is much easier on the donor than it used to be, and in the US, to get on the both the national and international registry, all you have to do is send in a cheek swab. You can get on the registry at Be the Match. If you live elsewhere, just google "bone marrow registry" for your home country, and you should find something.

Even if you can't donate because of your medical history, Be the Match can use monetary donations to cover the costs of the kits and testing.

As his father is so generously keen to remind everyone, Mateo is only one of many who need donors, or who will someday. I have a friend who actually got the call, and he tells me it really isn't bad to donate, and it didn't cost him anything. I'm on the registry now, and I hope you will be soon, too.

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