Sometimes the answer lies in knowing what you are searching for. I had not used adoptive transfer as a key word. I added site:edu and site:gov to your Google search. The site:gov produced what I was looking for. This search showed that other autoimmune diseases had been adoptively transferred to a new host in the animal model.
At this point, I feel that anyone with an autoimmune disease should not donate blood.
As for question number 2 -- bone marrow donation, I feel that it is a risk verses benefit choice. The odds of a bone marrow match are pretty high; I believe in the 5-figure range. If a patient receives bone marrow from someone with MS (or any autoimmune disease), the WBCs produced by the new marrow have the potential to be triggered and cause the recipient to develop the autoimmune disease. This question might be answered by the cyclophosphamide trials at Stony Brook.
At this point, I think I have my answer. I will not donate blood or bone marrow, but I will leave organ donor on my drivers license. Should I meet an untimely demise, I will let someone else decide what is the risk in using one of my organs.
Best regards, Tim
In 2001, my family helped fund the startup of Opexa. My father served on the Board of Directors of PharmaFrontiers, now Opexa Therapeutics, until the company completed a successful 23-million dollar financing round.