(Saw this on ME/CFS forum) AABB: September 21st 2012 Received this email from the AABB: AABB prepared a press statement on 9/18. In addition, the original position paper has been updated and sent to the Board of Directors. The conclusion is that blood collectors should revert to whatever policies they were using prior to the publication of the XMRV/MLV papers. They may still defer donors with a history of CFS if they wish - which would be for the health of the donor, not risk to the recipient. NHS BLOOD: September 26th 2012 UK NHS Blood Helpline: All ME patients in the UK can still not donate blood. All those who have a past history of ME/CFS and are now recovered are also banned from donating blood.