squash1212 saidThe other thing is (I'm not sure if this is relevant for guy's living outside of Canada), but gay men in Canada at least can still donate bone marrow and stem cells (harvested from blood). If you're still wanting to do some good get on the registry for that.
So extremely painful and dangerous is still okay?
I know its off topic from this thread, but not sure exactly what you mean by "is it still okay". Ya it can be painful, dangerous not so much but ya there are risks and hearing stories like this (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/stem-cell-and-bone-marrow-donation-require-commitment/article1392008/).
"On Sept. 3, David Smyth died at Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, surrounded by his loving family.
The 20-year-old student had leukemia - cancer of the blood or bone marrow. In the nine weeks between his diagnosis and death, David's only hope for survival was a bone marrow transplant.
A match was never found.
David had a dying wish: that the stem cell and marrow registry expand dramatically so that others with leukemia have a better chance of finding a life-saving match."
It's a personal decision, so "it still being ok" depends on how you feel, but for me all i have to do is think of my sister (who is 22) and i would hope someone would donate for her to save her life if i wasn't a match. Knowing I could save someone's life, keep a family together...hell ya i would do it in a heart beat. Again all my personal choice, off topic from thread, but just giving another avenue if someone is up for this kind of donation.