17 US-Based Charities That Put Books in the Hands of Children

Books are the best. They take you to faraway places and make you feel more at home in the world. They introduce you to new ideas and deepen connections with the things you love. But not everyone has access to books—according to The World Literacy…

The Risks and Side Effects of Donating Bone Marrow

If you are considering donating bone marrow for a loved one or as a kindness to someone who is unrelated and coping with cancer or another condition in need of your stem cells, this is an important question to be asking. As with any medical…

Kidney Donation

Nearly 100,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. Many more people are waiting for a kidney than for all other organs combined. Unfortunately, the number of people waiting for kidneys is much larger than the number of available kidneys from living…

How to Make up to $300 a Month Donating Plasma

Can you make money donating plasma? Yes. Can you make up to $300 a month donating plasma? Yes. (you donate more volume, more often) Unlike red blood, where you can’t make money donating blood, you can often get paid lots of money to donate plasma….

How to Donate Your Hair in 3 Simple Steps

Thinking about donating your hair?share on twitter There are several organizations and programs that can turn your long locks into free or low-cost wigs for people with cancer. A wig can give self-confidence, strength, and hope to someone struggling with the emotional challenges of hair…

How to Donate Walkers

Walkers and other mobility aids such as crutches and wheelchairs have a high turnover rate; the people using them eventually no longer have a need for the assistance. If you no longer use your walker, give someone else in need a free walker. Choose from…

Organ Donation Step by Step

The organ recovery process involves a complex series of events coordinated by medical professionals in organ procurement organizations and hospitals. The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 (NOTA) was enacted to help ensure the process is carried out in a fair and efficient way, leading…

Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donation Risks

It’s most common now that people donate peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) for transplant, though in some cases people still donate bone marrow. If you are considering donating bone marrow instead of PBSCs check out the possible risks of donating bone marrow. Peripheral Blood Stem…