What Should I Know Before I Donate a Kidney?

Your kidneys are two of your body’s most important organs. They filter waste from about 200 liters of fluid per day in your body. (Almost all of the fluid is reabsorbed into your body. The waste and extra water become urine.) Your kidneys release hormones…

Where to Donate Used Books – 10 Places to Start

I love books. I stop at every bookstore I pass and usually pick up at least one new book, if not more. My love of books is no secret, and friends and family always know what to get me for Christmas and for my birthday….

Why Blood Donations Are So Important

According to the American Red Cross, while approximately 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, only about 10 percent of those who are eligible actually donate. The demand for donated blood in our nation’s hospitals, however, is consistently high. In fact,…

Why You Shouldn’t Donate Blood

I was walking back from lunch today when I saw a young, college-aged girl wearing an American Red Cross t-shirt. She was stationed on the sidewalk holding a wooden clipboard. As any normal person would do, I pulled out my phone and pretended to answer…

Tips for Donating a Car to Charity

A charity that uses a donated vehicle for transportation or hauling goods obviously benefits directly from such a donation. However, in many cases donated cars will be sold en masse, either by the charity itself or by a dealer to raise funds for the charity….

How does the egg donation process work?

Egg donation is a process in which a fertile woman donates an egg, or oocyte, to another woman to help her conceive. It is a part of assisted reproductive technology, or ART. The procedure typically involves a doctor removing an egg or eggs from the…

Hospital Bed Donation Projects: Providing Help For Those In Need

Your gift of donating a hospital bed to a charity, organization, or group that specializes in loaning durable medical equipment to those in need can have an immeasurably positive impact on ill or disabled people. Quality of life, mental health, and chances for a speedy…

Financial Incentives For Organ Domination

The National Kidney Foundation opposes all efforts to legalize payments for human organs for use in transplantation and urges the federal government to retain the prohibition against the purchase of organs that is codified in Title III of the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984….

Donating Organs after Death

Deciding to donate your organs after your death is a gift beyond compare. The availability of organs from deceased donors is very limited. Many people on the organ waiting list to receive a donated liver or donated kidney will die before one becomes available. After…