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Don't think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive.  It's really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive.  ~Author Unknown

Don't take your organs to heaven with you.  Heaven knows we need them here.  ~Author unknown, attributed to both Dan and Barbara Hladio and Thomas Boyadjis, Sr.

Be a blood and organ donor.  All it costs is a little love.  ~Author Unknown

By becoming an organ donor, one person can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of dozens — mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters — who are desperately in need of a transplant. During National Donate Life Month, we lift up the thousands of selfless individuals across America who are living or registered organ donors. ~Barack Obama, 2016 April 1st, quoted from The White House Office of the Press Secretary  ["the greatest gift there is to offer" (Obama, same proclamation) —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us.  ~Osbert Sitwell

The greatest wealth is health.  ~Virgil

Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  ~William James

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.  ~Karl Reiland

Always give 100% — unless you're donating blood. ~Internet meme

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.  ~Herman Melville

The first and highest law must be the love of man to man.  Homo homini Deus est - this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world's History.  ~Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity

Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.  ~Lord Chesterfield

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.  ~Leo Rosten

Have you had a kindness shown,
      Pass it on.
’Twas not given for you alone,
      Pass it on.
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears...
Be a star in some one's sky,
He may live who else might die,
      Pass it on.
~Rev. Henry Burton, "Pass It On," 1898

I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.  ~Edward Everett Hale

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.  ~Author Unknown

If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease.  ~Robert Ingersoll

You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. ~Author Unknown

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.  ~Mohammed Ali

It's easy to make a buck.  It's a lot tougher to make a difference.  ~Tom Brokaw

The only gift is a portion of thyself.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find a need and fill it.  ~Ruth Stafford Peale

From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.  ~Catalan Proverb

You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.  ~Kahlil Gibran

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.  ~Seth Parker

"Independence"... [is] middle-class blasphemy.  We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.  ~G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  ~Dalai Lama

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life - reciprocity.  ~Confucius

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.  ~John Wooden

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.  ~George William Curtis, Lotus-Eating

Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.  ~Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit

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