This is related to my post yesterday about the teacher with Leukemia (T-Cell PLL)
There's been discussion today about ways the parents (esp the PTO) can help his family. I suggested that we host some kind of drive to get people registered for bone marrow donation and do a blood drive in conjunction.
I know the chances of anyone at the school being a match are slim, but I know that donors are needed across the board, and maybe someone will be a match somewhere else.
I signed up a while back through Bonfils / Be the Match. I remember it being fairly simple -- q-tip swab and filling out info. I don't know how much work it would be to do, or if we just set it up and let Bonfils do the rest.
It seems like Bonfils is the predominant organization, at least around here. Are there others I should look into? Has anyone done one of these before?