This is interesting. 17 years ago I had a melanoma removed from my chest. They continued to tell me that I could no longer donate blood because of the cancer. My blood type is A- and although not rare it is less common than most. Prior to that I had donated almost 5 gallons over the years. Our company had the blood mobile in at least twice a year. I was always disappointed that I could no longer give blood.
I guess I'll have to remember this and do some further investigation regarding their new policy on donation.
Thanks for the info.
Age- 59 @ Diagnosis
Diagnosed July 2007
PSA-4.0 (Free psa 11%)
Biopsy August 2007 - 2 of 4 on Right Side with 20%, Stage T1c
Cat Scan & Bone Scan both Clean
DaVinci Surgery Nov. 26th RWJUH Cancer Center, New brunswick, NJ
11/27/07 Home & on the road to recovery
12/4/2007 Catheter Out!
Pathology Report: Gleason 3+3=6
Organ contained Negative Margins
1/1/08 Back to Officiating Wrestling
2/27/08 1st Post Op PSA...<0.1 Undetectable
Still using a pad everyday for minor leaks (using Detrol for bladder spasms)
4/1/08 Trying Levitra every other day very little response :(
5/6/08 Stopped the Detrol....Didn't help anyway.
Response to stimulation getting better for Mr. Happy
9/22/08 PSA...0.1 Still minor leakage ED getting better