When you join the Be The Match Registry, you make a commitment to:
- Be listed on the registry until your 61st birthday, unless you ask to be removed
- Consider donating to any searching patient who matches you
- Keep them updated if your address changes, you have significant health changes or you change your mind about being a donor
- Respond quickly if you are contacted as a potential match for a patient
There is a wealth of information on the website about the procedure for both registering and the donor process. It took me only about ten minutes to follow through the online registration process, and I'm far from computer savy. If you were in need of help, wouldn't you hope that your donor had come forward?
Are you already registered with the National Marrow Donor Program, or do you know someone who's benefitted from this procedure? Please relate your story in a comment on the blog.