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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. I am aware that this is an old thread, but it scared me into thinking I couldn't be a bone marrow donor! So I updated my health information with the official National Marrow Donor Program in the US stating that I had been diagnosed with celiac disease via antibody testing and small intestine biopsy and that I assumed that made me inelegible. This is a direct copy-paste of the answer that I received, with my name removed: Dear --------, Thank you for informing us about the changes to your health. At this time, based on your medical condition and the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) medical guidelines, your medical condition is acceptable and you are still able to remain on the Be The Match®Registry. If you are ever contacted as a potential match for a patient, we will reevaluate your medical status to donate marrow (no PBSC donation). We are grateful for your generous commitment to patients in need and hope that you will stay engaged with us in a number of ways: Keep us updated so that we can find you quickly if you are a potential match. You can change your information through theUpdate Your Information form on the NMDP web site www.bethematch.org or call us at 1 (800) 627-7692, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST). Contribute financially to help a patient. Your generous tax-deductible contribution to Be The Match FoundationSM will help add more members to the registry, and we depend on your generosity giving more patients hope for a cure. Discuss becoming a member on the registry with friends, family, coworkers and people in your community. They can join online at www.bethematch.org/join We look forward to your continued support and participation as we work together to save lives. Sincerely, Denise Krueger Lead, Public Response, Member Services 3001 Broadway Street N. E. Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1753 Phone: (612) 884-8734 Toll Free: (800) 627-7692 Ext 8434 Fax: (612) 362-3442