Hep C+ organ donation

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   Posted 4/21/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Before I was diagnosed with Hep C I was an organ donor.
After I was diagnosed I was told I could never donate blood or any organs. At my most recent Hepatologist appt. I was told I could be a donor to another person with Hep C. I am now back on the donor list. My liver isn't perfect but the need is so great I encourage all you folks with Hep C to ensure your family knows you wish to be a donor to the folks with Hep C. Every liver counts.

Pink Grandma
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   Posted 4/21/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Cary, What a good idea. I didn't think of that. I am an organ donor too. I registered through our Dept of Motor Vehicles and online as well. I've also made sure that my family knows too.
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   Posted 4/22/2008 2:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Cary: When I went for my eveluation. My husband and I spoke to a gentleman who had hep C and had been successfull treated for it. He still ended up having to have a transplant. He received a donor organ from someone who had hep C so was on his was to recovery from the transplant. Then he was going to deal with the hep C issue again. He was doing well and very grateful. Just wondering if I would be able to be a doner, since the cause of my liver damage is unknown. Well on second thought. Maybe not, my liver is damaged, my kidneys are bad , my heart is messed up , and my vision is now getting bad. Whats left to donate????? june (oh well it's the thought that counts).

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   Posted 4/26/2008 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
June, you can donate your corneas...poor vision doesn't matter.

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