I recently read about an organization that has a national registry that offers people from 18 to 59 years old the opportunity to donate a bone marrow transfusion to someone with leukemia.

A Q-tip swab on the inside of the cheek is all that is needed from the potential donors.

Donating marrow has no long-term impact on the donor’s health and can help save the life of the leukemia patient.

If anyone is interested, more info is available at marrow.org. Less than 4 percent of the eligible people have signed up.

I am writing this letter to let our community know about this important cause.

Karin Greenwood
Fern Valley