Donating

March 10, 2009 at 5:15 pm (charities, life issues, personal opinions)

For a few years now I’ve been really trying to think of a charity that I would like to give to.  Every so often I give to Philabundance or the Red Cross.  I give my blood at the blood drives at work but I haven’t been able to focus on one group to give to.  The trouble is, there are so many out there and so many worthwhile causes and needs.  Bossy mentioned World Vision on her site and I sent away for a brochure.

Then, I saw www.marrow.org on someone’s site and I went for a visit.  This is something that always touches my heart when someone is looking for a marrow donation.  It reminds me of the blood donations people give and I thought, why not?  It’s not expensive to join but if you are a match, it’s intense.  Could I do it?  Could I give of myself, this way?  I’m in awe of people who donate kidneys to their friends, loved ones, strangers in need, etc.  But I would like to keep all my organs.  Just in case I might need them someday. =)

I’m still reading all the information on the site and thinking about it.  I will probably do it.  How about you?   Do you think about or are you able to give to charities?  Which ones do you give to?

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