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In the summer of 2010, Cheryl was working at Camp Moshava in Honesdale, PA, when she came upon a Gift of Life donor drive and decided to swab her cheek.
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Preliminary Guidelines

Please review the medical conditions and guidelines below. If you suffer from any one of them, you are not eligible to join the registry.

If anaphylactic reaction to any allergy, anesthesia, or latex
Anemia, Aplastic
If genetic disease
Anemia, Hemolytic
If autoimmune condition
Anemia, Other
If moderate-severe anemia requiring ongoing prescription medication
Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
If severe
Psoriatic, Reactive, Rheumatoid
If less than 2 years from the last severe attack requiring oral or IV steroids or emergency care. Also if dependent on oral steroids
Autoimmune Disorders
Psoriasis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Raynaud’s Disease, Vitiligo
Back/Neck/Spine problems
If ongoing neck or back pain requiring medical treatment or have herniated/bulging/slipped discs, scoliosis or have rods/pins still present in the back or hip as a result of back surgery.
Bipolar Disorder
If currently being treated with lithium or any inpatient medical treatment in the last 2 years.
Brain Bleed/Injury
If multiple concussions with neurological symptoms or loss of consciousness, or other significant brain tissue injury, bleed or surgery in the brain.
If any history of cancer other than: cured localized basal or squamous cell skin cancer or the following in situ cancers - bladder, breast, cervical or melanoma.
Celiac Disease
Chemical Dependency (Drug Abuse)
If currently in treatment or continued substance abuse
Chest Pain
If ongoing or recurring chest pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Crohn’s Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
If insulin dependent or taking non-insulin injectable medications
Factor V Leiden
Heart Disease
If diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, or had a heart attack, a pacemaker, coronary artery bypass or stents
If hemophilia A, B, C or other factor deficiencies other than Factor XII
Hepatitis – Viral
Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
High Blood Pressure
If uncontrolled or consistently >160 for systolic or >100 for diastolic while at rest, with or without medication
Hip Surgery
If history of hip fracture, disease, or replacement and if presence of pins/rods in hip or pelvic area.
If diagnosed or had a confirmed positive test
Kidney Disease
Lyme Disease
If chronic infection or requires ongoing medical treatments
Osteopenia / Osteoporosis
If history of fractures secondary to disease
Psychiatric Illness
If psychotic disorder requiring anti-psychotic medications and/or intensive inpatient or outpatient treatment. Psychiatric hospitalization in the past 2 years
Pulmonary Embolism
If untreated or if had a seizure in the past 12 months or if uncontrolled and/or poorly controlled seizure activity.
Thalassemia Major or Minor
Thrombocytopenia (ITP / TTP)
Thyroid Disease (Hyper / Hypo)
If untreated
Transplant Recipient
Organ, Bone Marrow, Stem Cells
Ulcerative Colitis
Von Willebrands’s Disease

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