This Sunday, April 15 is Good Deeds Day, when people celebrate by doing good deeds for others and for the world. Established in 2007, Good Deeds Day has become an annual tradition in 93 countries, based on the idea that everyone is capable of doing good. In 2017, 2.5 million participants helped with about 20,000 projects, combining for a total of 6.7 million hours of service. You may already be in the habit of doing good deeds, but this is a good day to go the extra mile.
You can do something as simple as paying for a stranger’s coffee or helping them carry groceries to their car. Or surprise a neighbor by taking care of some of their yard work or spring cleaning, or offering to cook for someone who could use the help. Of course, you can look to volunteer at a homeless shelter or another community center. When you put your mind to just doing a good dead, no matter the size, the possibilities seem endless.
Many people also choose a cause they are passionate about and donate to help facilitate change. This Good Deeds Day, we would like to invite you to invest in a major development in medical history. BIOLIFE4D is raising funds to create transplantable human hearts from patients’ own cells and save lives by changing the way heart disease is treated forever.
If you or a loved one has ever suffered from heart disease, you understand the significance of this endeavor – especially if your loved one’s illness was serious enough to require a transplant. If you haven’t, just know that heart disease is the world’s leading killer, taking the life of one in three people globally. There are not nearly enough transplantable hearts to go around, and that’s one of the issues we want to fix.
If you are lucky enough to receive a heart transplant, your body still may reject it as a foreign object. This is why we’re laser-focused on creating these transplantable human hearts with patients’ own cells: to eliminate organ rejection. With your investment, together we can work toward solving the supply issue and organ rejection, and save millions of lives worldwide.