Monday, July 7, 2008

Gay men can donate bone marrow

Adrian Sudbury reports that although gay men cannot donate blood, they can join the two UK bone marrow registries.

Ironically, as I have reported before, I cannot as I live in a malarial zone ...


Generally Not Acceptable

No - especially if within the last 12 months

Exception - if you have taken a full course of anti-malarial tablets, the timespan was longer than 12 months ago, and no symptoms are being experienced" (source - Anthony Nolan Trust)

- although Kezia could receive a bone marrow transplant from a donor who lives in a malarial zone.

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