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Australian Organ Donor Register – Australian Government Department of Human Services, donate organs.#Donate #organs


Australian Organ Donor Register

Donate organs

The national register where you enter your organ and tissue donation decision.

Who can be on the register

You must be 16 or older to register.

About the register

It s the national register for decisions about donating organs and tissue for transplantation after death.

You don t have to be on it. But it s the best way to make your decision clear.

  • if you want to donate
  • which organs and tissue you want to give

The register only covers donations for transplants – not those for research.

Why register

It s important to put your decision on the register even if you ve put it elsewhere, like on your driver s licence.

The register is available for AMPs around Australia to check for donors 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Transplants need to be fast, so this is vital.

Why donate

Transplants give people a second chance at life. At any time more than 1,300 Australians are on waiting lists for organs.

By registering your decision you can:

Read about organ donation on the DonateLife website.

Tell your family

It s important to tell your family your decision about being an organ donor. They ll have the final say.

When you die, they need to agree before your organs can be donated. They re more likely to follow your wishes if they already know about them.

Privacy

The register can only give information:

  • to AMPs who have Australian Government approval, or
  • where a law says it can or must

How to register

You can do this online, using an app or filling in a printed form.

Online

You can register online through:

Read our online guides if you need help to:

Printed form

Submit it at a service centre or post it to us for free. The address is on the form.

If you give your Medicare number on the form you ll:

  • help us keep your details up to date

How to change your choices

At any time you can:

  • change your choice about being a donor
  • change the organs or tissue you want to donate
  • ask for a new donor card

Resources

The DonateLife website gives the facts about donating organs and tissue.


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What I Wish I Knew Before I Donated My Eggs, donate eggs for money.#Donate

What I Wish I Knew Before I Donated My Eggs

I’ve wanted to write this article for such a long time.

Egg donation tends to be a sensitive subject for many different reasons. I’m going to share my story here in all aspects – the good, the bad, and the things I wish I knew before I started.

A little back story: my parents split when I was very young. As it turned out, neither of my parents were cut out to be parents, so my older sister and I were mostly raised by my grandparents. When my grandma got Alzheimer’s, it became our job to raise each other. We worked it out, my sister and I, and we are better people because of it.

But it did leave a financial hardship between the two of us.

Knowing my life’s struggles, my coworker approached me one day with the idea of donating my eggs. She told me I would be a “high demand” donor egg candidate due to my natural light hair and blue eyes. Said the process would be rewarding not only for myself, but I’d be helping a family on the road to their dream. Long story short, I went through a whole lot of physical and physiological tests before I was approved, then became “live” on the website as an active donor.

I was so surprised at how fast I was picked up.

Before I knew it, I was assigned nightly injections. Self-administered injections. And, let’s be honest, I am not a shot person. I literally pass out every time I see a needle piercing through my skin. I had to have my best friend Bri, who was in school to be an nurse at the time, come to my house each night to give them to me the first couple times. (Bless her soul!)

The process is not fun; and that is just the honest truth. You have to inject into fat, and being 112 pounds, I really could only inject into my small cookie pouch on my tummy near my belly button.

Each injection would bruise, so the next day I’d be injecting into the bruise that formed the night before. Not the most pleasant feeling. Then the bloating started. I felt as though I could feel every egg inside my ovaries. Everything hurt. Peeing, running, and in the last few days, even walking hurt. I could feel my heartbeat in my abdomen with every step. The idea of removing all that bloat and discomfort is SO overwhelmed me to the point that when it was time for the trigger shot and surgery, I was actually EXCITED!

Recovery is in my opinion the hardest. It took a good 4-5 days for anything to really start moving again. And by anything I mean… anything.

Connect with past current egg donors

“I’m grateful to be a part of this community where I can speak to real women who underwent egg retrieval.”

Recovering from the surgery

Two days after the surgery, I could get up and move around but it was just very uncomfortable. I thought that the more I rested, the less likely I’d be to get Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS), a potentially dangerous condition where the body has taken on too many hormones and ovaries can become swollen and painful.

I was told that OHSS is rare and that recovery would be easy.

After my egg donation surgery was finished, a week had passed and I still hadn’t been able to recover the way I was told I should.

My stomach was so bloated that I looked five months pregnant. It hurt to the touch. I was acutely aware of where my ovaries were, and I could feel a pulsing pain every time I tried to pee. The bloating and pain concerned me after it didn’t go away two days after the surgery, so I called the center.

I had OHSS and my nurse didn’t sound too surprised.

As it turned out, I was suffering from moderate OHSS after the doctor removed 28 eggs. She told me that I would start to pee out the excess fluid causing the bloating in a few days, to drink lots of clear fluids and fiber high foods. I was told if I continued to throw up once I had “made a bowel movement” then I should immediately go to the ER and show them my donor card. I did stop throwing up after I finally did have a bowel movement — eight days later.

I told myself that I wouldn’t do it again. I couldn’t go through with it again.

But the coordinating nurse changed my mind.

Three months after my first cycle, I returned to the clinic for my post-surgery physical. I sat down with my coordinating nurse. I was about to tell her to remove me from the database and thank her for the opportunity, but then she told me of an Intended Parent’s status. This woman had struggled through two marriages due to her infertility. She had been trying to have a child and start a family for over 20 years. She was a breast cancer survivor and a part of traveling ministry to underprivileged towns and civilizations.

So I did it. I donated again. And I got OHSS again — 32 eggs were taken.

The Good Side of Egg Donation

Through my donation, she was going to give birth to beautiful twins in about six months.

At that moment, I couldn’t feel anything other than pure, unadulterated happiness.

Something I don’t think I had ever had the ability to feel before. Tears streamed down my cheeks without any control, and I didn’t want to control it. In that moment, I felt like I had done exactly what I was meant to do, and was where I knew I was making a real difference in life.

It was that feeling alone that drove me to a second cycle.

After my final egg retrieval, I was lucky enough to receive a Christmas gift from them at about mid cycle, with a handwritten card and pictures. I’ll never forget that feeling — the same feeling of happiness rushed over me. But I knew that my body could not handle another cycle. This was my last one.

That sort of appreciation in life is far and very few between and I see myself as blessed to be able to participate in something so amazing.

The Bad Side of Egg Donation

Sadly, the way we are ushered into the egg donation process as young women is NOT fair.

Today, I am suffering from medical issues due to the stimulation and surgeries from my egg donations. I had always been in perfect health. Never in my life had I ever even broken a bone, or sprained an ankle. I did dance my whole life. I went to the gym 3-5 times a week. I have always been an active person with a healthy body.

Two weeks after my period after the retrieval, I was getting out of bed when all of a sudden I had a surge of shooting, debilitating pain through my back and legs. It threw me to my knees. I was home alone, and scared. Once the vibrating pain ceased, I tried to pull myself back up, and sure enough it happened again. I had never in my life cried out in pain until that day.

My boyfriend was at work and not nearby his phone. My sister was in her third trimester and at a doctor’s appointment. No answer. I called my mother.

She drove over, and had to pick me up off my floor, and help me to the car to get me to the ER. Every bump in the road ripped through my back like knives. By the time we got there, my back had swelled and ballooned to one side, like I had a severe spinal deformity.

Once I got back home that day and saw myself in the mirror, I broke down in sobs of panic again, and my poor boyfriend had to do everything in his might to calm me down. The ER gave me an IV, Anti-Inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and pain killers — enough to get me through to my doctor’s appointment in two days. Those two days were miserable. Every moment when I wasn’t completely hopped up on the prescriptions, I was miserable.

I couldn’t walk to the bathroom alone. My boyfriend had to pick me up to bring me there, and even that caused the knifing vibration through my back and legs.

When my doctor looked at my x-rays, he couldn’t understand how I had sustained such nerve damage without any injury.

He asked me numerous times if I had fallen, or been working out. I hadn’t even returned to the gym yet. After explaining to him I had donated eggs about a month prior and undergone hormone treatment and surgery, he said that the retrieval is the only thing that could have caused such nerve damage leading what he diagnosed as “severe sciatica.”

A condition that will stay with my whole life, and I must constantly be aware of.

Running sets off those twinges in my back, heavy lifting and even just trying to fall asleep on my tummy — which used to be how I slept — can set them off.

Basically, my damaged nerve was unnoticed and untreated after the surgery. When I got OHSS and then my menstrual cycle, the damaged nerve flared up, causing permanent nerve damage to my lower back. Every period I have had since does not just include PMS and “cramps” anymore. On top of the usual cramps, I am hit with that knifing back pain. The anxiety about it happening again sets off a nervous phobia in me every month, because I am so scared to experience that pain again. Knowing it can just come back anytime is a lot to deal with.

Even to this day — six months after my second and final donation — sometimes during a cough, or in the middle of a workout, or even while adjusting my body in bed, I feel that sharp stabbing pain in my ovary for a split second before it disappears.

I have severe back issues now. Running will never be the same for me. The pressure of my body hitting the pavement brings my body back to the same pain and bloating feeling I had while I was administering the shots — sharp pains, shortness of breath, bloating.


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Cars for Veterans, car donate.#Car #donate


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About Donation, Organ and Tissue Authority, donate organs.#Donate #organs


About Donation

  • Almost everyone can help others through organ and tissue donation.
  • The governing factors are where and how a donor dies and the condition of their organs and tissues.
  • While your age and medical history will be considered, you shouldn’t assume you’re too young, too old or not healthy enough to become a donor.
  • All major religions support organ and tissue donation for transplantation.
  • Older Australians and people with chronic health conditions can be donors. Only a few medical conditions preclude donation of organs.
  • People can also donate a kidney or part of their liver while they are still alive, though this is usually restricted to those wanting to transform the life of someone they know.

A donor’s gift and a patient’s hopes are in good hands. Australia has a world class reputation for successful transplant outcomes.

It is important to know that in Australia the family of every potential donor will be asked to confirm the donation decision of their loved one before organ and tissue donation for transplantation can proceed.

Some families have discussed organ and tissue donation and may already know their loved one’s donation decisions. Other families who have not discussed donation will also need to make a decision about whether their loved one will becomes a donor.

Which organs and tissues can be donated for transplantation?

Organ and tissue donations can save and significantly improve the lives of many people who are sick or dying. For many people with a serious or critical illness related to organ failure, organ transplantation is the only hope for a healthy life.

Organ and tissue donation involves removing organs and tissues from someone who has died (a donor) and transplanting them into someone who, in many cases, is very ill or dying (a recipient).

Organs that can be transplanted include the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, intestine and pancreas.

Tissues that can be transplanted include heart valves and other heart tissue, bone, tendons, ligaments, skin and parts of the eye such as the cornea and or sclera.

The heart pumps blood around the body, and the blood carries oxygen to all other organs. If the heart cannot pump blood properly, the rest of the body can become sick very quickly. Some people with heart failure, viral infection, or a congenital heart defect, require a heart transplant to survive. Heart transplants are performed when all other forms of medical treatment have failed.

Artificial hearts can be used temporarily until a human heart is available. If the whole heart cannot be transplanted, heart valves can still be donated.

The lungs provide oxygen to the blood and remove carbon dioxide. Lung transplants are often needed by people with cystic fibrosis or emphysema whose own lungs cannot provide enough oxygen to their bodies. The two lungs can be transplanted together into one recipient or separated and transplanted as single lungs into two recipients.

Many people believe that smoking will prevent lung donation. However, this is not true. There are tests that can be done in Intensive Care to check how well the lungs work and these results determine suitability for donation.

The main function of the kidneys is to filter waste products from the blood. When the body has taken what it needs from food, wastes are then sent to the blood, filtered by the kidneys, and sent from the body as urine. If the kidneys are damaged or diseased and not able to filter the blood properly, wastes begin to build up in the blood and damage the body.

People with severe kidney failure are put on dialysis, which filters waste products from the blood when the kidneys cannot. However, many of these people will need a kidney transplant to stay alive. The two kidneys can be transplanted together into one recipient, or separated and transplanted into two people.

The liver is a complex organ with many functions. Its main functions are to maintain a balance of nutrients (e.g. glucose, vitamins and fats), to remove waste products and to regulate blood clotting. People with metabolic liver disease, Hepatitis B or C, and congenital liver defects such as Biliary Atresia can all require liver transplants to stay alive.

The liver is a unique organ as it can regrow. This means that an adult liver can be reduced in size and transplanted into a small child where it can then grow with the child. Alternatively, the liver can be divided and transplanted into two recipients.

The pancreas contains cells called Islets that produce insulin to regulate the body’s blood sugar levels. In people with Type-1 Diabetes, the Pancreas produces little or no insulin, and it can be extremely difficult to control blood sugar levels even with insulin injections. At present, the majority of pancreas transplants are performed on people who have Type 1 Diabetes which can also cause kidney failure. For this reason, the pancreas is often transplanted with a kidney from the same donor.

There are times when it is not possible to transplant the pancreas as a whole organ. However, the insulin-producing islet cells of the pancreas can be transplanted separately as a treatment for diabetes.

Donation of eye tissue can allow transplantation of the cornea and the sclera. The cornea is the clear tissue which covers the coloured part of the eye. It allows light to pass through to the retina, giving sight. Corneal transplants restore sight to people who are partially or completely blind due to corneal damage following a genetic condition, illness or injury. The sclera is the white part that surrounds the eye. Scleral grafts are performed to prevent blindness due to injury or in people who have had cancer removed from their eye.

Donated bone tissue can be grafted to replace bone which has been lost as a result of tumours or through other disease or accidents. It is also used to aid fracture healing, strengthen hip and knee joint replacements, and to repair curvatures of the spine (scoliosis) in children and teenagers. Depending on the type of transplant required over ten people can benefit from a single bone donation.

People who have suffered extensive trauma, infection damaging or destroying the skin, or severe burns can require skin grafts to become healthy again.

When skin is donated, only a thin layer is retrieved, somewhat like the skin that peels in sunburn. It is usually retrieved from the person’s back and the back of their legs. On average, skin from three donors is needed for one recipient.

While the heart can be donated as a whole organ, heart tissues can also be donated separately. Donated heart tissues such as heart valves are primarily used to repair congenital defects in young children and babies. The tissue is also used to replace diseased valves in adults.


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Australian Organ Donor Register – Australian Government Department of Human Services, donate organs.#Donate #organs


Australian Organ Donor Register

Donate organs

The national register where you enter your organ and tissue donation decision.

Who can be on the register

You must be 16 or older to register.

About the register

It s the national register for decisions about donating organs and tissue for transplantation after death.

You don t have to be on it. But it s the best way to make your decision clear.

  • if you want to donate
  • which organs and tissue you want to give

The register only covers donations for transplants – not those for research.

Why register

It s important to put your decision on the register even if you ve put it elsewhere, like on your driver s licence.

The register is available for AMPs around Australia to check for donors 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Transplants need to be fast, so this is vital.

Why donate

Transplants give people a second chance at life. At any time more than 1,300 Australians are on waiting lists for organs.

By registering your decision you can:

Read about organ donation on the DonateLife website.

Tell your family

It s important to tell your family your decision about being an organ donor. They ll have the final say.

When you die, they need to agree before your organs can be donated. They re more likely to follow your wishes if they already know about them.

Privacy

The register can only give information:

  • to AMPs who have Australian Government approval, or
  • where a law says it can or must

How to register

You can do this online, using an app or filling in a printed form.

Online

You can register online through:

Read our online guides if you need help to:

Printed form

Submit it at a service centre or post it to us for free. The address is on the form.

If you give your Medicare number on the form you ll:

  • help us keep your details up to date

How to change your choices

At any time you can:

  • change your choice about being a donor
  • change the organs or tissue you want to donate
  • ask for a new donor card

Resources

The DonateLife website gives the facts about donating organs and tissue.


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Donating a Car to Charity, car donate.#Car #donate


Donating a Car to Charity

You Must Follow the Rules to Get That Tax Deduction

01/15/2002 (updated 10/30/2017) – By Edmunds

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It’s easy to donate a car to charity if all you want to do is get rid of it. Simply call a charity that accepts old vehicles and it will tow your heap away. But if you want to maximize your tax benefits, it’s more complicated. Here’s a walk-through of some of the considerations, with the usual proviso that you should discuss these issues with your tax preparer before you act.

You Must Itemize Your Return

If you want to claim a car donation to reduce your federal income taxes, you must itemize deductions. You could itemize even if the donated auto is your only deduction, but that’s usually not the best choice.

Here’s the math: Suppose you’re in the 28 percent tax bracket and the allowable deduction for the vehicle’s donation is $1,000. That will save you $280 in taxes. If you’re in the 15 percent tax bracket and you get that same $1,000 deduction, it will reduce your taxes by $150.

If the car donation is your only deduction, it’s likely that taking a standard deduction would save you thousands more dollars in taxes. The only way that donating a car nets you any tax benefit is if you have many deductions and if their total, including the car, exceeds the standard deduction. And remember, you can always donate as much as you want to charities, but the IRS limits how much you can claim on your tax return.

The Charity Must Qualify

Only donations to qualified charities can provide a tax deduction for you. A qualified charity is one that the IRS recognizes as a 501(c)(3) organization. Religious organizations are a special case. They do count as qualified organizations, but they aren’t required to file for 501(c)(3) status.

To help you determine whether a charity is qualified, the easiest thing to do is to use the IRS exempt organizations site, or call the IRS toll-free number: 877-829-5500.

A Key Concept: Fair Market Value

The IRS defines fair market value as “the price a willing buyer would pay and a willing seller would accept for the vehicle, when neither party is compelled to buy or sell and both parties have reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts.” In this scenario, neither the buyer nor the seller can be an auto dealer. Both must be private parties.

What complicates the matter for taxpayers is that under current IRS rules, you can only deduct a vehicle’s fair market value under four very specific conditions:

1. When a charity auctions your car for $500 or less, you can claim either the fair market value or $500, whichever is less.

2. When the charity intends to make “significant intervening use of the vehicle.” This means the charity will use the car in its work.

3. When the charity intends to make a “material improvement” to the vehicle, not just routine maintenance.

4. When the charity gives or sells the vehicle to a needy individual at a price significantly below fair market value.

Determining Fair Market Value

Edmunds can help you determine your vehicle’s fair market value with its Appraise Your Car calculator. Enter the car’s year, make and model, as well as such information as trim level, mileage and condition. By looking at the private-party value, you’ll get an accurate idea of what your vehicle is worth.

Note the caution from IRS Publication 4303: “If you use a vehicle pricing guide to determine fair market value, be sure that the sales price listed is for a vehicle that is the same make, model and year, sold in the same condition, and with the same or substantially similar options or accessories as your vehicle.”

Getting Fair Market Value Is Rare

It’s not realistic to expect that your car will meet one of the stringent fair market value requirements. Only about 5 percent of donated vehicles are suitable for use by charity recipients. About a third of donated cars are junked, and the rest are auctioned off.

So unless your car is in good or excellent condition, it will most likely be sold at auction or to an auto salvage yard. In that case, your deduction is based on the car’s selling price, not your estimate of its fair market value. And note that this price is not necessarily something you’ll know when you donate the vehicle, or even before the next tax-filing time, since an organization has up to three years to sell your car.

Getting tax benefits for a donated car requires a lot of documentation, whether the car is junked, sold at auction or given to a charity’s client. IRS Publication 4303 has all the details. Be sure to keep all the papers or electronic files. You’ll need them at tax time.

If there’s a delay in getting paperwork from the charity, your first option, according to IRS Publication 526, is to file Form 4868. That’s a request for an automatic six-month extension of time to submit your return. Your second option is to file the return on time without claiming the deduction for the qualified vehicle. When the charity finally sends your notification, you can file an amended return using form 1040X to claim the deduction. You’ll have to attach a copy of the notification to your 1040X.

Another Approach To Car ‘Donation’

Besides giving your car directly to a charity, there is another way your vehicle can help a charity and also maximize your tax benefits: You can sell the car yourself and donate the proceeds. By doing so, you might be able to generate more cash than if you let the charity sell it.

Parting with your old vehicle could help a nonprofit carry out its mission and also might make room in your garage for a new car. But how you proceed depends on your goal. If you’re focused on getting rid of a junker with minimal effort and you’d look at the tax deduction as a nice bonus, then donating your car makes good sense. But if your goal is to maximize your tax deduction, carefully review these steps, consult with your tax adviser and then make an informed decision.


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Before Death, Donating Organs or Body, donate organs.#Donate #organs


Donating Organs or Body

By donating an organs or tissue, you could save the lives or ease the suffering of many people. Meanwhile, donating your body for medical research can greatly lessen the financial burden of cremation or burial for surviving family members, while contributing to the advancement of medical education.

What are organ and tissue donations? What organs can I donate? How do you become an organ donor? What organs are in the highest demand? How can you be sure that your wishes for donation will be honored? This article of SevenPonds will attempt to answer your questions.

Things to Know:

  • You may elect to donate specific organs and tissue, or your entire body.
  • People of all ages can become organ and tissue donors.
  • Approximately 750,000 tissue transplants occur annually in the U.S.
  • In 2010, approximately 6,500 Americans died waiting for an organ donation transplant.
  • Being a registered organ donor IS NOT a guarantee that your wishes to donate will be honored, but there are steps you can take to better protect your donation.

What kind of organ, tissue, or body donations can I arrange?

Before death, you can donate organs and bone marrow.

After death, you can donate organs, bone marrow, tissue, and entire body for medical research and education.

To view a list of what specifically you can donate, see our After Death Guide.

Can I become an organ and tissue donor?

Anyone can become a donor regardless of age, race, or medical history, and each case is considered individually after death. Medical history is more important than age; even adults in their 90s have become organ and tissue donors.

What organs are commonly donated?

Currently, kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas, and small intestine are the most common organ donations. According to the Organ Procurement and Transport Network, about 8,000 Americans become organ donors after death each year, while more than 100,000 Americans are waiting for organ transplants at any given time.

What is tissue?

Tissue is a wide-ranging term for a collection of biological cells, grouped together to carry out a specific function; bone, skin, corneas, tendons and ligaments, cartilage, arteries and veins, and heart valves are all examples of different kinds of tissue. These days, tissue transplantation is a routine part of patient care, and approximately 750,000 tissue transplants occur in the U.S. each year.

How do I arrange for an organ and tissue donation?

Most states, but not all, have donor registries, allowing you to designate yourself as an organ donor when you renew your driver s license. You may also sign and carry an organ donor card. See the national organ donor website for information on registering in your state.

You should also document your organ and tissue donation preferences in your advance health care directives.

Can I decide what organs or tissue I wish to donate?

Yes. Most states allow you to opt out of donating organs and tissue for medical research and may allow you to opt out of donating specific organs or tissues for transplantation as well. They may also allow you to set additional conditions, such as that your donated tissue may be used only for life-saving or reconstructive purposes or that your organs and tissue can only be distributed in the United States.

If I document my organ and tissue donation preferences, will my wishes be honored?

Each state has highly specific laws and requirements for organ donation. Even if you carry a donor card, obtain an “organ donor” designation on your driver s license, and state your preferences in advance health care directives, your preferences may still be ignored. For example, your state may also require the consent of the closest relative before organ and tissue donation may proceed. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly research your state s laws for organ donation and to make certain your family supports your wishes.

Should my family know about my decision?

By all means, discuss your decision to become an organ donor with your family; in fact, some states even require family consent in accepting a new organ or tissue donor. Make your family aware that none of them will incur the cost of an organ and tissue donation. It is probably wise to designate a relative to serve as your advocate for donation at the time of your death.

How is a potential organ recipient identified?

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) maintains a national, computerized list of candidates for transplant. Medical compatibility (i.e. tissue type and blood type match), time on the waiting list, medical urgency, and geographic location are used to identify the most suitable donation recipients. For more information on organ donation allocation, see Transplant Living, a website operated by UNOS.

Will organ donation affect my family s disposition or remembrance event plans?

You can still hold a viewing of a body that has undergone organ donation. The procedure will leave a scar, like any surgery. Your family will still be able to hold a ceremony of their choosing, whether that be a home funeral, cremation, or natural burial.

How do I donate my body to science?

If you choose to donate your entire body to science or medical research, contact a nearby medical research facility, such as a university medical school. Every facility has different requirements and donation timelines, so you will want to look into this as early as possible. You can also make arrangements to donate your body for medical research and training through a body donation organization.

When planning whole body donation, be sure to discuss any plans you may also have for organ and tissue donation. If you intend to donate organs and tissue upon your death, you most likely will not be eligible to also donate your body to a medical research facility. As with organ and tissue donation, you should document your plans for whole body donation in your advance health care directives, and inform your family of your decision. These steps will help to ensure that your donations are conducted in best accordance with your wishes.


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Helping Starving African Children

In Africa, hunger is a constant, chronic pain gnawing away at hungry children. Starving children in Africa can, and should, become a thing of the past. We must put an end to starvation in Africa and we can t do it without you. Right now, children are living on the brink of famine and millions of girls and boys need emergency food assistance to survive. Save the Children has many proven ways to help stop hunger in Africa and beyond.

Stop Hunger in Africa

Thanks to generous people like you, Save the Children is already working in countries hard hit by food shortages providing nutritious food and helping families get the hunger relief they need to get back on their feet. We re also running emergency health clinics that provide lifesaving care for children suffering from deadly severe acute malnutrition and the diseases that ravage little ones weakened by hunger. See how your giving helps save lives.

Solving Hunger, Famine and Starvation

We Know How to Help Hunger in Africa

  • Fight acute malnutrition in specialized treatment centers that bring children back from the brink of starving to death.
  • Prevent acute malnutrition through large scale emergency feeding programs when there is a lack of food in Africa.
  • Provide sustenance to millions of children in the grips of famines and hunger crises.
  • Prevent and overcome chronic malnutrition through breastfeeding support programs.
  • Help parents feed their children through farming and small business investments.

No Child Should be Hungry in Africa

Don t let all the potential of Africa s girls and boys go to waste. Just because they were born into hunger and poverty, doesn t mean they can t have a bright future. Together, we can empower African families to fight hunger and end poverty for this generation and beyond. When you donate money to Africa programs that fight hunger, you support our lifesaving work. Thank you for your generous support.

African Countries Facing Code Red

Save the Children is working around the clock, doing whatever it takes to reach every last child affected by hunger. Our priority is to reach children under age 5, who are at greatest risk of death due to severe malnutrition and are more susceptible to diseases such as measles, malaria and cholera.

South Sudan

Our teams are working hard screening tens of thousands of children for malnutrition, running feeding programs, and treating malnourished children in specialized health centers.

Somalia

We are providing some of the hardest-hit communities at risk of starvation with food, clean water, health and nutrition services and vouchers for families to purchase vital supplies.

Uganda

Our rapid response health teams are already in Uganda, where we provide health care to exhausted and weakened refugees arriving from South Sudan daily.

Kenya

We are screening children for malnutrition, and to date have reached over 19,000 children under age 5 and over 10,000 pregnant women.

Ethiopia

With many families affected by the drought, we have deployed mobile health teams to treat children suffering malnutrition. We have also rolled out measures to enroll pregnant women in supplementary feeding programs.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children every day and in times of crisis transforming their lives and the future we share.

An Organization You Can Trust

In fiscal year 2016, 86.5% of all expenditures went to program services. Find out more.


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Donate a Car It s Easier than you think!

Donate a Car makes car donations simple for both you, and the charity you love. We make used car donations, car removal, car recycling, or simply junking a car an easy process for you. We are honored to manage every donation made, and we are committed to providing exceptional customer service every step of the way.

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  • Hundreds of Charities to Choose from.
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Your Dependable Choice

Your car donation holds monetary and sentimental value. Our donor support guarantee is that we re here to honor both. With integrity and attention to on-time detail, the gift of your charity car will be carefully handled for you so that you can easily gift the charity that matters most to you.

  • Millions of dollars in donations successfully processed since 2003.
  • Excellent customer service for donors and charities.
  • A+ standing with the Better Business Bureau.
  • Tax receipt guaranteed with every donation.

What donors have to say

It was really hard to part with my Acura Legend. After 21 years of faithful service, it needed more mechanical work than I could afford, so I decided to donate it to charity. I went to the Donate a Car website and with a couple easy steps, I was able to choose the charity of my choice and arrange pickup of my vehicle. Donate a car contacted me right away and answered all my questions promptly. Within 24 hours, the towing agent contacted me as well and my car was off to auction by the weekend. The process was so easy, I felt like Donate a Car took care of everything for me, and was also, very sympathetic to the loss of my car. I highly recommend Donate a Car. Thanks! Donna L

What charities have to say

Heart and Stroke is proud to partner with Donate A Car. From coast to coast, their service and expertise allows our donors a convenient and trouble free way to both dispose of their unwanted vehicle, and also support our cause. We are proud to partner with a service that provides our donors with a worry-free experience, while inviting them to support our cause, help improve the lives of Canadians living with heart disease and stroke, and benefit from the tax receipt that is provided for their donation. Thank you Donate a Car for your partnership and your important service. Carolyne Solby

Director, Volunteer Focused Fundraising | Heart and Stroke Foundation

MORE than just Car Donations!

Donate a Car do not just recycle cars, it recycles vehicles in an environmentally friendly manner, If you have a newer or estate vehicle that you would like to donate, we have selling agents across the country that are ready to assist in maximizing your donation.

We accept all types of vehicles for donation. Donate your Car, Truck, Van, SUV, Motorcycle, Boat or RV.

Donate Now and Make a Difference

Your used car donations make a difference to the charity that matters most to you. With hundreds of charities partnered with our program, you can choose almost any registered Canadian charity to gift. We will ensure their receiving process is easy as well.

There are no fees charged to the charities at any time, so they can put each of your donation dollars to the good work they are doing on behalf of Canadians like you.

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Donate a car with Car Donation Wizard

We proudly work with some of the most respected charity and nonprofit organizations in the world. We work hard to ensure that the maximum funds are raised from your vehicle donation, so that your contribution makes the most impact for your charity. Keep in mind, as an added benefit to you, your contribution may be eligible for a charitable tax deduction!

Types of Vehicle Donations Accepted:

Simply select the charity of your choice below to learn more about that program s purpose or to start your car donation now! To begin the process of donating a car, simply fill out our fast, easy vehicle donation form online or over the phone with one of our expert customer service staff members.

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What makes us different?

In supporting only nonprofit organizations that use the proceeds of your vehicle donation to make the biggest difference in someone s life, Car Donation Wizard ensures that every dollar raised goes towards its intended cause. Keep in mind that while there are hundreds of thousands of organizations that accept car donations, there are none that return between 75 and 80% of the gross dollar from each car donation back to the charity like we do. Don t be fooled by organizations that return 50-70% of the net proceeds, trust only the best car donation program! Still looking for more information? Visit our donation tips, FAQ, or about us pages, or reach out to us by phone at (877) 957-2277 if you have questions about charity funding or returns.

Don t just make a donation; make a difference.

We take all types of vehicles, running, non-running, classics, lightly used and even the end of life vehicles. Did you know that automobile is the most heavily recycled consumer product? We work with a comprehensive network of nationwide, professional vehicle recyclers that can responsibly recycle your vehicle. Help turn your end of life vehicle donation into re-usable steel. For more information on recycling your car, visit our environment page.

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