In 1994, after my mom's dear friend was diagnosed with leukemia, feeling helpless, I donated my first pint of blood, at Irwin Memorial Blood Center in San Francisco, so at least someone could benefit from mine. As you've realized by now, YouHambo is an e-commerce site that's geared toward promoting--in fact, urging--traveling for purposes of making the most of our journey. Now, just days before donating my 99th pint of blood--after having given over 12 gallons, enough to fill the gas tank of a car--I'm realizing that my prior donations have been given to between 100 - 300 people, which enables them to continue on their journey.
Whether the continuation of the recipients' journey is another day on this earth, the ability to finally go home, or the last step in a treatment that will allow them to check off another box on their bucket list, it's a life-affirming realization that something so quick, easy and virtually painless as donating a pint of blood can help so many in critical ways. And with the widespread crisis shortage of available blood, less than an hour of one's time can save up to three lives. That's a lot of journeys to help others fulfill.
Scared of needles (a common response that I hear when I try to recruit people to join me in donating)? Nobody likes needles or the prospect of having to get poked with one, but for the past 20+ years, what has worked for me is as simple as (a) not looking when the needle is inserted, and (b) thinking about who might be on the receiving end of that day's donation, and helping share in the discomfort of his or her current health circumstance.
The benefits that come from donating are tremendous, both for the donor and the recipient(s). Give it a try . . . I'm certain that you'll agree.