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#41 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

Marsha and Amanda, I should like to add that having systemic scleroderma I am quite sure would disqualify anyone from being a "living organ donor", which is when you give away a body part (like that extra kidney) while you are still alive.

In the first place, we are already very ill and shouldn't be going out of our way to doing anything to further jeopardize our health, and in the second place, with scleroderma we may eventually run out of even the spare working parts. I'm sure Miocean will second that!

For those reasons and more (like, we shouldn't even be donating blood), I have trouble envisioning any situation where a person with systemic scleroderma would qualify to be a living organ donor, although I suppose we should never say never.
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