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Old Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:42 AM
dhruba_bd dhruba_bd is offline
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Originally Posted by Neil Cuadra View Post
I can't give you a definitive answer but I know the general restrictions.

This page lists the restrictions on Canadian immigration. It says you can be denied permission to immigrate if your condition is likely to
  1. endanger public health or public safety, or
  2. cause excessive demands on health or social services
(unless you have family already in Canada, in which case you can bypass some of the restrictions).

Restriction #1 shouldn't apply to you. Nobody can "catch" aplastic anemia from a former AA patient. Since you aren't undergoing active treatment perhaps #2 wouldn't apply either, but you probably need to ask someone experienced with Canadian immigration. You could also ask the Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplasia Association of Canada for advice about it.

Australia has similar health restrictions, saying you must be free from a disease or condition that is
  1. considered to be a threat to public health or a danger to the Australian community
  2. likely to result in significant health care and community service costs to the Australian community
  3. likely to require health care and community services that would prejudice the access of Australian citizens and permanent residents to those services in short supply.
Again, #1 shouldn't apply. This page says that cancer is one of the most common diseases to result in a failure to meet the health requirement, but aplastic anemia is not a cancer and after a transplant you should be cured anyway. Again, you may need to consult an immigration expert to know for certain.
Thank you very much for your reply. Thanks a lot.
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