Saturday, February 15, 2003

lately i have been thinking about getting tested to become registered as a potential bone marrow donor.
i've been researching it, and was very surprised to read that one reason to be excluded is depression that needs treatment.

i've contacted my local donor registry to confirm. while i could understand the exclusion of people with severe psychiatric illnesses, such as endogenous or severe depression and long-standing continuous treatment with psychotropic meds, i wonder whether i will be excluded because of my reactive, short-term depresion that was treated with meds for a grande 8 weeks.

that would be a loss. my bone marrow isn't depressed, it's happy and well and wants to help.
i really hope i can get registered. hm. odd.