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Stigma in plasma and bone marrow donations
When I updated my health history for bone marrow donation they removed me from the list. They consider me a safety hazard because I have a psychotic disorder. I recently tried a paid plasma donation. I have had no problems donating for 5he Red Cross. They went over my meds and what they are for. When I got to the antipsychotic and I told them I have schizoaffective disorder, the staff told me that is a permanent deferral. They are secretive about what is not accepted but I am positive it is because they consider me a danger. Even though I have been stable for years.