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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cancer Survivors Can Donate Organs and Blood

Medicine Cancer survivors may elect to be an organ donor.  Upon death, organs will be tested to determine which ones are useable.  Additionally, survivors of cancer, other than leukemia and lymphoma, may also donate blood after remaining cancer-free for one year.  

SeeBob Riter, Cancer Connections: Can we donate blood and organs after cancer?, Ithaca Journal, July 25, 2009. 


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Red State or Blue State, Rush Limbaugh or President Obama, you have affirmative choices to make when deciding to be an organ donor.

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There are several excellent resources available to you today.
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Posted by: Mark | Aug 3, 2009 10:00:35 AM

I came across to your blog and good to hear that cancer survivor willing to be an organ donor.

Posted by: vehicle donation charity | Mar 1, 2011 4:00:38 PM

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