Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Something new

Hi y'all!

If you look to the right of your screen, under my stinky lovely feet you will see a new feature; Worthy Websites. Two of them give info on how you can give the gift of life to others & the rest are great ways to protect your family - especially if you have children. I've added a short descriptive blurb with each one but I'm going to elaborate on them here, in hopes that more of you will check them out & sign up if so led.

1. American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) - This link was inspired by Manic Mommy's blood donation contest she had awhile back. I've given you the link to their Where to Donate page in an effort to make it easier for you to donate blood. But please look around the site to learn about them & about donating blood. It's so easy to do & helps so many, please consider it!!

2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) - You know all those pesky recalls we are supposed to keep on top of? Well at this site you can sign up to have recall alerts sent to you by email. This way you can be sure to get them all, instead of relying on magazines & news shows, which only alert you to a select few. Just click on the bright yellow box, give em' your info & presto - you are in the know. How easy is that??

3. Donate Life America - Organ donation is a topic close to my heart. I learned of this site from Nate, hubby of Tricia, who has Cystic Fibrosis & needs a double lung transplant. (See below for info on their story.) On this site you can find out all kinds of information about Organ Donation & how you can give others the gift of life. Did you know that one organ and tissue donor can save or enhance the lives of over 50 people? I think that's just incredible! Please, please check this out & consider signing up to ensure your wishes are carried out.

4. Family Watchdog - This is the National Sex Offender Registry site, with what I consider vital information for families & women. If you enter your address in the space provided, you can download a map of your area with locations of the registered offenders. Just click on the color coded square & you will get detailed information on the offender, including a picture!

5. Plugged in online - This is a web site of Focus on the Family that reviews movies, video/DVD, music, television, and games. The movie reviews are very detailed & helpful for families. They do an overview of the film & then give you the positive elements, spiritual content, sexual content, violent content, crude or profane language, drug and alcohol content, other negative elements & then wrap up with their conclusion. I have not yet personally used the music, television or games reviews but the kids are getting older fast so it's only a matter of time.

I hope you find these links helpful & if you have any I should add, please let me know!


I was going to write about Nate & Tricia today (as referenced above) but I seem to have run out of steam. I started writing this post at 8:48 AM & it's now 8:45 PM. Between kids, a trip to the store, kids, sick hubby and kids I've been interrupted approximately 12,364 times today. Did I mention kids? So you will just have to tune in tomorrow to get the goods on them.

G'night everybody!


Rebekah said...

good links to post!

Kate said...

Thanks for the links--I signed up to be a donor (organ, etc.). I wonder if they could use me, but they said that they decide once you're dead and it's not like I'll be using my body then. =)

I was surprised by the sexual offenders list. There are 4 in my neighborhood and only (!) 2 having to do with children. Although, once the concentration of kids increases, that will probably change. Unfortunately.

Mari said...

Good links - I've used Plugged In before and it's very helpful!

Dave said...

Over half of the 98,000 Americans on the national transplant waiting list will die before they get a transplant. Most of these deaths are needless. Americans bury or cremate about 20,000 transplantable organs every year. Over 6,000 of our neighbors suffer and die needlessly every year as a result.

There is a simple way to put a big dent in the organ shortage -- give organs first to people who have agreed to donate their own organs when they die.

Giving organs first to organ donors will convince more people to register as organ donors. It will also make the organ allocation system fairer. People who aren't willing to share the gift of life should go to the back of the waiting list as long as there is a shortage of organs.

Anyone who wants to donate their organs to others who have agreed to donate theirs can join LifeSharers. LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors who agree to offer their organs first to other organ donors when they die. Membership is free at or by calling 1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition.

Joanne said...

Great links!

I especially like the focus on the family one. We are always trying to find a Christian review on a movie.

Happy Easter!

Love, Joanne

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