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Billions of dollars are raised each year to help support health care institutions, ranging from hospitals to research institutions to service organizations. But with so many choices, how do you know the best place to make your donation? The stories below will guide you each step of the way, from understanding the types of health charities to making a deduction at tax time. You'll also read about others who are dedicating time, money, or both to health-related causes.

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