All they do is take a swab of the inside of your cheek -- just a few minutes to let someone rub a q-tip in your mouth could mean that you will get the chance to save someone's life.
This web page has a link to find drives near you.
I'm doing it for Isabel, http://www.helpisabel.us/wordpress/, who is the daughter of a kick-ass wonderful rebel mama friend. I'm doing it for Holly and Liz and my sister Erin and my cousin's daughter Jennifer, none of whom had blood/bone related cancers but I feel that every time we can kick any kind of cancer's ass to the ground, we - they - all win.
They need everyone to be tested for the registry, but there's a serious shortage of folks of color: Black, hispanic, asian and native american donors are in very short supply. I'm dragging Von's cute brown butt up there; Sarah, if you're reading this, get that handsome Chilean of yours to do this as well.
Please don't make this something that you say "oh wow, that sounds like a good idea" then you never do something about it. If you think you could do this, click on the link, find the closest place (ours is 70 miles away but we're going anyway), make an appointment, and go. It will be over in just a couple of weeks, and it will never be easier than this. Waiting until they do this again next year isn't enough, when someone might need your marrow next month.
Who knows, in a month or a year or five years, you might get a call letting you know that you've been invited to play the leading role in the fight to save someone's life. Now, how often will you get THAT chance in your life??