I Registered to be a Bone Marrow Donor... What did you do? Plus Give-a-way

Yesterday, I did something I've wanted to do for a while, I registered to be a bone marrow donor.  I know, not many people sit around and think about being a donor, but I have for a few months now.  Why?  Well, I'm healthy and if my bone marrow can help save someone's life, I'll gladly give it.  My real reason?
Is he not darling?  My sweet nephew, Tate.  He doesn't need a transplant now, but he may someday and I hope that if and when he does, we'll already know who's a match to him.  Honestly, I have no idea what it would take to be a donor, I just know that I would do it.  Find out more about Tate at LongRace4Tate

So why did I register yesterday?  Opportunity.  Locally, there has been a drive to join the registry because of a local woman who's in need of a donor.  I have heard that because of her over 400 people have registered and while I have not heard if a match was found for her yet, the more people that are registered as donors, the more chances of a match being made for anyone in need.

Normally, there is a fee to register because the kit and processing cost money, and while donations are always accepted and needed, I have a code that covers the cost of the fee (I'm not positive, but I think I heard American Express is covering the cost with this code, if so, yeah AmEx!).

It is completely painless to register, only takes a few mouth swabs (obviously there is more involvement if you are a match to someone).  If you find it in your heart to register, hop over to BeTheMatch.org and sign up, it only takes about 5 minutes.  The code is DM2012 good between now and February 29th, 2012.

Plus, if you register and leave me a comment saying you did, I'll have a drawing and give away $20 in credit to my etsy shop and an Avon bundle!!!!!!! 

In order to win you must do the following (US residents only please):
Register at BeTheMatch.org, leave me a comment saying you did with your email address AND be a follower of Domestic Deadline.

Want more chances to win?
1.  Blog about this and send your readers my way for the chance to win (1 entry, leave comment)
2.  Check out LongRace4Tate and either blog about it or sponsor one of the runners (1 entry, leave comment)
3.  Do all of the above and get another chance to win (leave comment).

Because the promo is long running, I will pick the winner on March 1st, 2012.  Will you BeTheMatch?

Peace be with you,
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