Australian blood banks This was posted on the WPI's Facebook page (post starts after the URL). http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/pages/Whittemore-Peterson-Institute/154801179671?ref=ts I emailed the Aust blood banks in all states of Australia in reference to Canada banning CFS patients from donating blood due to the risk of XMRV. I suggested that Australia should be doing the same. This is a reply I have just received: "Dear Ms MacDonald, Thank you for your email. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is indeed aware of this issue and the Canadian Blood Service's recent response. The implications of this virus and its relevance to the blood supply are currently under consideration. Yours sincerely, Dr Anthony Keller National Donor & Product Safety Specialist Australian Red Cross Blood Service"