Can a type one diabetic be a donor?

Esco_McStud
By Esco_McStud Latest Reply 2013-09-15 19:34:48 -0500
Started 2013-09-13 16:27:08 -0500

I was wondering if I could donate blood or be an organ donor? I am a type 1 diabetic. I got diagnosed back in Nov 2012 at the age of 25.


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Esco_McStud
Esco_McStud 2013-09-14 16:46:46 -0500 Report

Don't you mean pancreas ? Lol.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-09-15 19:34:48 -0500 Report

Well, yeah, pancreas goes without saying, but as my doctor explained "Diabetics frequently have trouble with their kidneys as part of their Diabetes, but if there is no damage, there is no medical reason why they can't donate their organs."
Apparently kindeys are sensitive, so the least little damage may prevent them from surviving a transplant.
I have to update my medical profile every 5 years as I'm being "harvested" upon my passing.

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