ARC turned me away once I was diagnosed with UC/Crohn's. They said they are considered autoimmune diseases and since there isn't any way to tell exactly what causes either of the diseases they turned me away. I also was told that I can not donate my organs any longer at the local DMV.
I'm located in Texas. It's been awhile (before Covid) that I was told that at the DMV. During my last surgery (April 2021) the hospital said they would save my blood for my surgery but I could not donate it to others. I didn't ask about it then cause of the previous responses I have had.
It really made me sad. I used to donate monthly at work.... And now I worry about if whoever received my blood developed UC/Crohn's.
Oh no! I knew already I was excluded from donating blood, but never knew about
not being able to donate organs. I have registered to be an organ donor. Maybe it's different here than in Texas, but ... I dunno.