One thing I have always thought: people who are organ donors should get a free/paid for funeral or burial/cremated as the companies that take those organs make thousands of dollars in profit per each person. Yes, those organs are needed, but why has such a big business arisen around it?
I give blood every two months to give back to society and to "increase my karma, just in case?"
Better than 10 percent to a church. I give a donation every Christmas to different groups: no kill cat shelter; toys for tots; and last year a Christian orphanage in Ethiopia - why? Because i wanted to see the gentleman who runs it. I taught two of his boys, and he is legit and takes in all kids of any religion and the country is a mess. And he is one of the few Christians I respect. I had not talked to the man in ten years, but his son FB friended me and thanked me for helping get his life together, and although I believe he did that mostly by himself, his thoughts were appreciated.
The people who work in the mobile vans that come to my workplace in Silicon Valley every quarter, or so, have never once indicated that my donation of a pint could be remunerated. I'm curious, why is it allowed to pay someone to donate blood? We are, after all, DONATING! I've never been paid, never heard of anyone who I know having been paid, and find it rather 'twisted' to be 'incentivized to dontate.' Apart from a glass of orange juice and a sugar cookie, my only 'payment' comes from knowing that someone in need of my rather common blood type (A positive) will someday benefit.