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CFIDS/CFS/ME & Blood Donation

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On June 18, 2010, the American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) issued a Bulletin requesting that CFIDS/ME patients be actively discouraged from donating blood because of the “risk of transmission of XMRV” (Xenotropic Murine-Related Virus). [AABB Press Release]

A few years ago (okay, a decade, I’m aging, time blurs) I had some sort of wacky platelet disorder and couldn’t donate blood because of it. Then there was the tattoo. And now there’s this, something I wouldn’t have known if a friend with CFIDS/CFS/ME didn’t tell me. I guess there’s a lot to learn about this illness.

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Written by tldegray

August 17, 2010 at 7:26 pm

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