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Now’s your chance to inspire us with anything else that’s on your mind. What additional ideas, inspirations, and examples do you think we could learn from and leverage in this challenge?

Now’s your chance to inspire us with anything else that’s on your mind. What additional ideas, inspirations, and examples do you think we could learn from and leverage in this challenge?

Just like throwing spaghetti against a wall and seeing what sticks, we’re looking for anything and everything that may be relevant in answering the question at hand: How might we increase the number of registered bone marrow donors to help save more lives?

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The recent book "Nudge" analyzes our human tendencies in decision-making, and one conclusion is that people will usually follow preset defaults (one less decision to worry about). Why not make registering to be a bone marrow donor the default?

The recent book "Nudge" analyzes our human tendencies in decision-making, and one conclusion is that people will usually follow preset defaults (one less decision to worry about). Why not make registering to be a bone marrow donor the default?

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Bone marrow donation is not as easy or painless as blood donation. And, many people may be afraid of the process. Instead of hiding the painful part, maybe we should embrace it.  The pain/sacrifice can save someones life. It hurts so good!

Bone marrow donation is not as easy or painless as blood donation. And, many people may be afraid of the process. Instead of hiding the painful part, maybe we should embrace it. The pain/sacrifice can save someones life. It hurts so good!

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We learned from the "Ben Franklin Effect" that people appreciate those _for_whom_ they've done a favor.  What small, easily-grantable favors can we request of potential donors?  The result will magnify the effectiveness of our subsequent efforts.

We learned from the "Ben Franklin Effect" that people appreciate those _for_whom_ they've done a favor. What small, easily-grantable favors can we request of potential donors? The result will magnify the effectiveness of our subsequent efforts.

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Building on Geoff's inspiration around the lemonade stand, I couldn't help but think of how excited we used to get when the ice cream truck came into our neighborhood.

Building on Geoff's inspiration around the lemonade stand, I couldn't help but think of how excited we used to get when the ice cream truck came into our neighborhood.

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Modern western culture downplays dependency on others, instead encouraging us to "do it ourselves."  However, the strength and flexibility of an ecological system is measured by the number of "need relationships" it contains.  Let's rebrand "need."

Modern western culture downplays dependency on others, instead encouraging us to "do it ourselves." However, the strength and flexibility of an ecological system is measured by the number of "need relationships" it contains. Let's rebrand "need."

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Building on the different things people have shared so far, and the excellent process that Vineet shared on the 100k Cheeks site, here's a simplified journey of the bone marrow donation process. Each step has opportunities for improvement.

Building on the different things people have shared so far, and the excellent process that Vineet shared on the 100k Cheeks site, here's a simplified journey of the bone marrow donation process. Each step has opportunities for improvement.

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Firefox, Wordpress, Google Chrome, Winamp, desktops, etc.

Firefox, Wordpress, Google Chrome, Winamp, desktops, etc.

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