Take All of Me
April 2, 2014 1:25 PM Subscribe
How can I maximize my bodily donations?
posted by Parasite Unseen to Health & Fitness (25 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
It seems sad and wasteful to keep this fabulous body all to myself, so I want to donate as much of it as I can during my lifetime. I'm already donating whole blood as often as the Red Cross will allow (I have some serious ethical objections to the donation restrictions that the Red Cross has in place, but not enough to deny blood to people who need it). I'm planning on getting added to a bone marrow registry. I'm registered with the DMV to have my organs donated after I'm not using them anymore. So what’s next? Specifically:
1.) What more can I physically donate? Is there some badly-needed bodily resource that I haven't considered?
2.) Is there any way that I can donate blood more often? Like, could I donate platelets or something between whole blood donation? Or am I maxed out on giving blood?
3.) Is there any benefit to registering for bone marrow donation with more than one registry? Or can I just register once with one organization and consider the matter settled?