Find­ing a match

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

What to know about join­ing the bone mar­row reg­istry.

AGE RANGE

Doc­tors pre­fer donors be­tween 18 and 44, but any­one up to 60 can sign up.

PRE­CON­DI­TIONS

Some med­i­cal con­di­tions can make you in­el­i­gi­ble to do­nate.

FIRST STEPS

Peo­ple who sign up for the reg­istry can back out of the do­na­tion process at any time but are en­cour­aged to sign up only if they’re sure they want to do­nate.

LONG ODDS

Ap­prox­i­mately 1 out of 430 peo­ple who join the reg­istry ends up do­nat­ing bone mar­row.

GO ON­LINE

You can sign up for the reg­istry at bethe­match.org or find a drive near you.

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