Being Resourceful

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Why do I do this? December 7, 2009

Why do I spend all this time writing Being Resourceful? My dad. I love him. I miss him. I wish I could have him back.

My dad benefited from a heart valve transplant and a partial aorta transplant, but didn’t live long enough to receive a heart transplant. He went to Heaven at the very young age of 62 in September 2008.

The ULTIMATE in resourcefulness is sharing your self — your tissues and organs when you no longer need them. Please talk about this witRegister to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.h your family. Consider officially registering as a tissue and/or organ donor. Encourage your family and friends to do the same. Leave your tissues and/or organs here. Heaven doesn’t need them; someone here does. You could save someone’s life.

Please visit the national organ/tissue donor site, Donate Life, at to learn more.

I thank YOU from the bottom of MY heart (which will definitely be donated someday if I’m ever in the position).


6 Responses to “Why do I do this?”

  1. Dana Says:

    Thank you for sharing, Meg. I’m proud to say that I have a Donate Life card in my wallet. 🙂 I’m pretty sure I filled out the form to say they can take everything. I guess I figured that as much as I will hate to go, I’m sure, it seems like such a waste to bury perfectly good (I’m assuming) organs, tissues, etc. I suppose you could say that I’m hoping others will “Be resourceful” and use those parts of me 🙂 And now that I think about it, it’s yet one more reason I feel pretty good about having gone vegetarian. Hopefully that will make me even more healthy and useful! 😉

    So I guess your Dad was big on being resourceful? Or does it kind of tie into what I just said about being resourceful with one’s body…? Or is the general theme of this site something your Dad would’ve really been behind?

    Anyway, you’re doing an awesome job and I know your Dad is super proud of everything you do!

    Dana 🙂

    • M Says:

      Dad was always behind me in my endeavors, and I think he would have been proud of this one too. I’m trying to use this site as a vehicle to increase awareness of the benefits of organ/tissue donation and to get the important conversations started in the families of my readers. Thanks!

  2. R Smith Says:

    My daughter actually brought up this topic over the past week (at age 13, imagine that!) I will have to double check to see if I have actually done this. Thought I had registered back in my college days, but need to check and be sure. Will be sure to bring the discussion up with the family!

    • M Says:

      RSmith – I registered way back when too, but that was through the DMV on my driver’s license, which is no longer the official registry. If you have a chance, please visit to officially register online. They’ll send you a form to complete and return via the mail. Your daughter is quite astute! I appreciate her thoughtfulness. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by & please come back!

  3. Kari Says:

    You do a fantastic job with this site and I know i’ve certainly taken advantage of quite a few deals you’ve posted. This is such an important topic and why not use this site as another place to get people talking about it! I’m a donor and wish everyone would be. There are so many people that benefit from just 1 person’s organs. And you’re right, Heaven doesn’t need them!

    On a side note, I have a picture of my dad in that same outfit, same track, same helmet and most importantly, with the same big smile! It made me smile when I saw this! 🙂

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