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"Protecting the Nation's Blood Supply. Not!" Campaign and video (Nov 30, 2010)

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by RivkaRivka, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Gemini

    Gemini Senior Member

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    Rivka,

    Quote's from the "Blood Products Advisory Committee
    December 14-15 Meeting Announcement" on another
    PR thread in the XMRV Media, Blogs, Events section.
    Post #1 on that thread.

    They refer to a contact person in the announcement
    but don't give a name, e-mail or phone number.
    It certainly is confusing! How do they expect anyone
    to contact them?

    The only thing I did find someplace were these
    people who are working on the meeting. Perhaps
    a place to start:

    pearline.muckelvene@fda.hhs.gov
    Bryan.emery@fda.hhs.gov

    Hope this helps. There are multiple threads
    going on this topic and it's a bit confusing.
  2. RivkaRivka

    RivkaRivka Senior Member

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    thanks! i, too, found those email addresses and did already email them to ask. i suggested they contact wanda jones if they wanted guidance on how to do this.
  3. Gemini

    Gemini Senior Member

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    terrific! and again, your video is outstanding!
  4. RivkaRivka

    RivkaRivka Senior Member

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    i called. they do not accept video testimonies.
  5. Gemini

    Gemini Senior Member

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    okay. so let's think about it some more.

    the full impact of your video is visual so I'm now
    wondering if there's a way to get it to one of the
    DC area TV stations that might cover the meeting
    next week?
  6. Carrigon

    Carrigon Senior Member

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    The Red Cross' statement is still a bit wishy washy. Sounds like they will only turn away people who tell them they have it. But it is a small victory that they gave the statement. They need alot more pressure put on them.
  7. RivkaRivka

    RivkaRivka Senior Member

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    i agree! yes!
  8. RivkaRivka

    RivkaRivka Senior Member

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    gemini, i sent you a PM on this...
  9. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    I think this is a great door-opening to a deeper issue with the blood supply--which is why are they not using the technology
    (forgot the name right now--it was in a thread here somewhere) available to filter out all pathogens from donated blood, rather than screen for a select and limited array of known ones? For heaven's sake the TSA and Homeland Security can deploy backscatter xray mobile units for sporting events and street trolling, install them in airports, and hang tvs in Walmarts across the nation telling shoppers to spy on each other...and they can't deploy a simple machine that filters clean the lifeblood of human beings? <gargantuan sigh> I know it's a little off-topic from Rivka's amazing advocacy effort, but it seems like this issue lies at the heart of it all--steps well beyond those currently taken are needed to protect the blood supply.
  10. George

    George waitin' fer rabbits

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    AMEN sister AMEN!

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