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    Default Maybe there's hope...

    ...for transplanting OUR organs...at least to each other.

    PwHIV are now doing it.

    http://www.sciencealert.com/the-firs...egin-in-the-us

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    That's a good idea. No need to throw them away if they could help someone!


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    I don't understand. An HIV infected organ placed in a healthy person would make them HIV infected. But I understand both in this case have HIV. But our organs don't cause a recipient to get MS, yet it's not allowed to donate to another person with MS, or without. Is that correct?
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    One thing you can do is make a tissue donation to help figure out MS. It costs you nothing, and is a chance to help many and solve this strange MS puzzle. I've been signed up for years, and carry the card in my billfold.

    http://www.mscenter.org/engaging-you...in-tissue-bank
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    In the UK and I'm pretty sure the US, you can be an organ donor even though you have MS.
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    Howie, is the Rocky Mountain MS Center the place where you've made arrangements to give your brain for MS research? I recall you mentioned making arrangements a while back but can't recall where it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
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    I don't understand. An HIV infected organ placed in a healthy person would make them HIV infected.
    Pay attention Howie. Both donor and recipient have HIV so they're already infected and the organs are just being discarded. Now they have a use.

    Unlike your brain apparently.


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    HaHaHaHaHAhaHA @ Vicky!
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    Vicky!!! Leave my poor brain alone, it's all dusty, and full of holes, but I love the ugly thing!

    Agate, that is the place where I've signed up. They contact a local hospital to do all the work, then send them the samples. They pay for the whole thing.

    I'll have to check and see if I can donate other organs. You can't take them with you, but I'll sure miss my thong!
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    A museum might be interested in your thong if you're thinking about donating it....

    For quite a while I've been intending to sign up for that MS research tissue-donation plan and haven't yet done it. Thanks for posting about it.
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