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  •  if i understand joemac correctly (3+ / 0-)
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    peregrine kate, ZenTrainer, ladybug53

    he donated bone marrow before he was diagnosed with cancer?

    there's some variation on donations after cancer, as i'm sure we expect, with the UK, Canada and other countries seeming to be much more willing.  it looks like in the US, organ donation eligibility varies by the type of cancer someone has had and the person's overall health condition.

    American Cancer SocietyCan I Donate My Organs if I’ve Had Cancer?

    Many cancer survivors want to help other people by becoming organ donors. For many people who have had cancer, it’s possible to donate—but this varies by cancer type and medical condition.

    There’s always a pressing need for donated organs.

    According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the organization that facilitates every organ transplant in the United States, more than 110,000 people are waiting for organs. Some organ donations, such as kidney donation, may be done when a person is still living.

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