Not sure if I will get any responses to this... Although rare, the Naegleria amoeba has been in the news recently. Just wondering why persons who are infected with Naegleria (an amoeba found in freshwater that usu. enters through the nose and attacks the brain), can donate their organs, but we cannot. It seems to me that it would be just as or even more risky to receive their organs. There is an article where a teenage girl donated hers after becoming infected. If CML is not supposed to be passed on through contact with blood and you cannot "infect" an organism with it, so to speak, why would there be any risk of an organ recipient getting CML?
Just wondering if the risk is real or just discrimination against cancer folk. Since tumeric cancer "throws out spores" and can spread throughout a body, I can kinda understand why donation in this case may be risky. But leukemia is a slightly different animal. Is it because "tainted" blood is everywhere (even in the organs)? If one survives an average lifetime (or more) with CP leukemia or PCRU, I am not sure I understand why the organs are untouchable.