through National Marrow Donor Program / Asian American Donor Program. I signed up during spring for my organization's marrow drive on campus. I got a call in the summer, surprisingly I was a match. Went through all the paperwork/ blood work/ physicals/urine tests/ etc. Just a couple days ago they injected me with filgrastim to increase my platelet count. And finally..yesterday,had me hooked on machine for a good 5 hours, and they took out all the blood stem cells for the recipient. This whole process has been life changing for me andI hope my recipient (a 34 y/o with non-hodgkins lymphoma) will continue to live a good and healthy life. Cliff notes - signed up for bone marrow donation - got a call during summer - did all the tests - donated yesterday (peripheral blood stem cell donation) - 34 y/o w/ nonhodgkins lymphoma - you should sign up too Be the one to save a life http://www.marrow.org/ http://www.aadp.org Just a little bit of info.. in case you didn't know, the registry for minority donors is particularly low. So when another minority is affected by leukemiaor other blood disorders, their chances of finding a match are really low.