Diane was nice enough to send me this link which is less than flattering in its discussion of Locks of Love, an organization to whom my kids donate their hair every five years or so, and an organization I pimped here recently.
Diane doesn't have a dog in this hunt, and neither do I. Seems like the folks criticizing Locks of Love are complaining about two things: 1) Kids with cancer aren't being helped in favor of kids with Alopecia Areata (an autoimmune disorder which causes hair follicles to shut down), severe burns or radiation therapy. Only 3% is offered to cancer patients. 2) Most of the hair donations aren't used to make wigs. "In 2002, LoL received enough hair to make approximately 10,000 hairpieces. Yet give.org cites they only made 113 wigs from human hair in that same year along with 61 other pieces for a total of 174 hairpieces. Where did the other 9,826 potential hairpieces go? "
Check out the article if you're considering donating hair. If you decide Locks of Love isn't for you, a few other organizations are listed.