When I was born, I had an unusual blood component called “Little C.” The doctors were concerned and decided I needed a full blood transfusion. As a universal donor, it’s difficult to be a recipient but, fortunately, my father had the same blood type and was my donor.
I think it is important to donate to a research institute to increase our understanding of blood and its constitments. Donating is an easy way to do a lot of good. And as a universal donor, I recognize the importance of maintaining a good blood supply, especially for others with my same blood type.
Finally, I think it is important to build up some good karma in the world, just in case I end up needing some in the future.