Aw geez, my reply just disappeared! Anyway, this topic comes up regularly and it seems to depend on where you try to donate. The Red Cross eligibility criteria no longer list MS as an exclusion, although my local chapter said 'no' anyway the last time I called them. However, many at TiMS say their donations are always accepted.
Here is a link to the Red Cross blood donation eligibility criteria: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-b ... eria-topic
And I was told on my diagnosis 10 years ago that I could no longer be an organ donor so I took that off my driver's license. That may have changed as well, but as long as they truly do NOT know what the hell MS is in the first place, I hesitate to push toward acceptance. The interesting thing is that MS is (usually) so hard to diagnose that they've obviously been accepting our tainted blood unknowingly all along.