In the aftermath of the tragedy in Boston, there will be many people who will struggle with injuries that will affect them their entire lives. A lot of people think to donate blood, but since the American Red Cross is good for right now, your best bet is to set up an appointment to donate blood in the coming weeks.
The financial impact for the victims will be much higher. Many won't be able to continue the kind of work they used to do. Others may not be able to work at all. Boston Mayor Tom Menino has announced the creation of The One Fund that will assist those most affected by the bombings.
In addition, there are many victims who know have to navigate life as amputees. The Amputee Coalition is currently working with Boston hospitals to help those who lost limbs. They help raise awareness for amputees, and facilitate peer mentorships, among other things. You can find out more about their mission, and donate to the cause here.
Limbs for Life provides prosthetic care for those who cannot otherwise afford it.
As always, be on the lookout for those who are simply trying to scam you out of your money.