Does anyone know if it is okay for a recipient to get blood with antibodies for auto-immune diseases in it. I would be very concerned about passing these thru the blood supply. It isn’t the medications we’re on so much as the disease antibodies themselves. I am concerned enough not to give blood, especially since I have many auto-immune diseases now, not just GD.
It seems as if the Red Cross has different rules across the country. I was a regular blood donor before and after GD.. Since I have started anti-depressants and mild relazation drugs I do not donate any longer. But I have never been turned down for donating with GD. As long as my levels were stable they were glad to take my blood. I was one pint shy of my 5 gallon pin,. I am also an organ donor. I wonder if they will take them now??? I have a living will that states my organ donor wishes. I have told my doctors and family if there is anything left of me bigger than a postage stamp I will be dissapointed.
After we are gone we are just but a shell and I would prefer to give someone life or sight than feed the bugs if you know what I mean. Don’t want to appear to be morbid but after I am gone my shell should be put to good use.