Liz (_asherah_) wrote in psoriasis,

donating bone marrow

So I felt a calling today to go and see about joining the bone marrow registry to maybe be able to save someone's life at some point. So I go to to register and....apparently psoriasis prevents you from being on the registry. ...DAMMIT! Yet another thing taken away from this stupid disease...

Autoimmune Diseases
If you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Grave’s disease, you are able to register if the disease has been successfully treated and you are medically stable. Those with other autoimmune disorders, including the following disorders*, are not permitted to register:

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Multiple sclerosis
Guillain-Barre syndrome
Idiopathic thrombocytic purpura (ITP)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Sjogren’s syndrome
Iritis / Episcleritis
Crohn’s disease
Ulcerative colitis
Raynaud’s phenomenon
Ankylosing spondylitis
*This list includes common autoimmune disorders, but is not a complete list of all disorders considered autoimmune.
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