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body to medical science
Dec 10, 2009

i would like to donate my body to science but am hiv pos

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Thank you for your altruism. Donating your "positively charged" body to science or for organ donation is indeed possible in some situations. Talk to your HIV specialist physician. He or she should be aware of local laws or restrictions. See below.

Dr. Bob

onation of Organ Nov 15, 2009

Hi Dr. Bob,

Before becoming infected, I held a donor card. Clearly, my organs would not be used, if I died now in an HIV negative person. Would it be possible for my organs to be donated, if I died to someone who is Poz?

Advertisement Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

HIVers can be organ donors in some locales. Illinois was the first state to allow HIV-positive folks to register as organ donors (for other HIVers needing organs). Talk to your HIV specialist physician. He or she can advise you regarding local laws and regulations. Sometimes organs can also be donated for scientific research if they are unsuitable for transplant purposes.

Dr. Bob



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