DON’T LIVE NEAR NY, LA, OR CT? HERE’S ANOTHER WAY TO HELP FIGHT LEUKEMIA
Major props to longtime-reader Hetal Bhatt, who has taken steps to ensure that metal fans that don’t live near any of the three Nergal-inspired bone marrow drives taking place in October and November can still help. Hetal actually used to work for Be the Match and explained the situation to us in a very helpful e-mail, so I’m just gonna cut and paste that below:
“By hitting up this direct link to the Be the Match registry, hopeful donors can sign up to have a home typing kit mailed to them. Then, they just take a quick little mouth swab and mail it back to be added to the registry!
“With the promo code BEHEMOTH, Be The Match will be able to track how many people register from the metalsphere, as well as waive any potential costs associated with registering those people. (Usually, it costs about $100 per person.) That way, the only thing you’ll have to pay is the $5 postage to mail your typing kit back to Be the Match.
“And, of course, if someone goes through the online screening process at the registry link above and is found ineligible to donate (recent surgery, serious illness, etc.), they can always donate money to help Be the Match offset the costs of typing and adding people to this life-saving registry.”
So go here and enter the promo code BEHEMOTH to get started. And again, big ups to Hetal for setting this up.