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U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff James, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam commander, swabs his mouth with cotton to collect samples of their DNA for the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Bone Marrow Donor Program Nov. 29, 2012, at the Hickam Field Base Exchange. Since the creation of the National Marrow Donor Program in 1986, more than six million Americans, including more than 400,000 service members, have registered as marrow donors. According to the website, there is a particularly urgent need for minority donors, but anyone in good health between the ages of 18 and 60 is welcomed. As of April 30, 2012, there were 9,997,044 registered donors in the National database. To learn more, visit the website at www.dodmarrow.org. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

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