Blood donation restrictions/criteria vary across the country, and sometimes within regions of a state. Regarding organ donation, at the time of your demise, your medical history in all likelihood will be known by the staff caring for you. Therefore the organ "bank" will have the option of selecting your organ or not. I am certain something like a cornea would clearly carry no risk. I don't know about
marrow donation. I would think if you come up as a match for someone, that the medical pros of theperson needing the donation would make the decision about
risk etc before allowing going forward.
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