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Yilano
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Medical marijuana patients and organ transplants.

#8418 3 years ago
If anything ever happens to me, I want to be an organ donor, but....

Did you know that if you are a medical marijuana user that you most likely cannot give or receive organs for transplant? This is a real problem that we are facing! Let's do something about it!



www.opposingviews.com/i/organ-transplant...l-marijuana-patients

www.huffingtonpost.com/russ-belville/the...-trans_b_435348.html
the highway terror
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Re: Medical marijuana patients and organ transplants.

#8422 3 years ago
i don't think they'll take blood either
Docpaleo
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Re: Medical marijuana patients and organ transplants.

#8474 3 years ago
So true.

So sad.

A friend in Montana was given the right to use MMJ and a prescription for it. When he went to be evaluated for a liver transplant he was denied a position on the waiting list because the law considers him a drug user.

On the other hand if he had a script for Demerol or Oxycodone or Morphine he could and would be placed on the list.

Duplicity at it's finest.

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Equinox
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Re: Medical marijuana patients and organ transplants.

#8475 3 years ago
So if someone had a transfusion of blood with a lot of THC in it, would that actually have an effect on them? Has there ever been a tudy done on this?
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Yilano
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Re: Medical marijuana patients and organ transplants.

#8540 3 years ago
From what I understand, there is no restriction on medical marijuana users being able to donate or receive blood. I would say it is unlikely that somebody could become intoxicated with blood from a mmj donor.

What I did find is an article about The American Red Cross holding a blood drive with a MMJ dispensary in California.



www.sanjoseinside.com/news/entries/06_11...n_to_help_red_cross/
83msg1sttyme
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Re: Medical marijuana patients and organ transplants.

#8579 3 years ago
drug users can give blood they just make plasme out of it is my understanding
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amigo del diablo
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Re: Medical marijuana patients and organ transplants.

#8587 3 years ago
I didn't read the articles but it doesn't make sense that they would deny a waiting recipient because a potential donor consumes weed. As far as I know, it isn't particularly damaging to any organs (although I'm pretty sure nobody would want my lungs).
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