ART_DECO saidI never heard of this. I'm a registered organ donor. How does this differ?
Organ donor = donate after you die.
Bone marrow donor = donate while you're still alive.
Thanks, I never heard this. I know about bone marrow donations, but I thought they were sorta 1-time deals among mostly family members for compatibility. I didn't know there was a registry.
I'll ask my doctor, because I'll help if I can. Of concern to me would be my having been already blacklisted from making blood donations. Which may even make my being an organ donor on my driver's license a hollow gesture now.
Right after 9/11 I tried to donate blood (and had been a frequent donor previously), but was asked whether I'm gay. Can't remember being asked that before, but I honestly, and foolishly, answered yes. I was then told I was barred from giving blood for life, my SSN now entered into a national data base of ineligible blood donors. Doesn't matter than I'm HIV- and never had an STD in my life.