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NEW! - UK DEPT. OF HEALTH to BAN ALL ME/CFS BLOOD DONATIONS from NOV 2010 (from MEA)!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Otis, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Sunshine

    Sunshine Senior Member

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    Thanks for the findings, I saw that too and came to the very same conclusion.

    Can we also think of this chronic 'neurological conditions' reason for the ME/CFS blood ban?
    I can think of diseases likes CJD that are neuro and infectious through blood.
    However, are people with: MS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Cerebral Palsy, Motor Neurone, Epilepsy etc also prohibited from giving blood I wonder?


    Another reason giving was 'relapsing remitting' conditions.......
    Most psychiatric illnesses are relapsing/remitting, such as: depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia. To my knowledge people with these illnesses are allowed to donate blood?

    If so, is the NHS reason for prohibiting blood from ME/CFS possibly untrue?
     
  2. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    By gosh are they slowly catching on.
     

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