Hey everyone -- if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or know any who do, please consider asking them to donate blood as a healthy control. The blood will be used for multiple purposes, not just to compare to ME/CFS patients', but you would be helping us out a lot. Please don't ask blood relatives to donate; we're looking for truly healthy controls between the ages of 18 and 75 -- that is, no one who knows they have a relative with FM or ME/CFS. Eventbrite allows you to 'purchase' a ticket, but in order to schedule a blood draw, please contact me. There is a link on the page that allows you to email me, or you can contact me by sending me a PM here on Phoenix Rising. We are collecting Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10am to 1pm. One of the often-overlooked aspects of research is the gathering of data from healthy controls. Without healthy controls to compare to, there is no research! Please help us out by passing this along to friends and acquaintances. They will receive a small gift card for their time. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stanford-is-looking-for-healthy-blood-donors-tickets-32490347504 The link on the page says 'Contact' (all the way at the bottom of the screen); then select 'contact the organizer'.... again, or just PM me here! I will be keeping a spreadsheet and scheduling the appointments. When you do contact me, please let me know your age. We are trying to schedule draws with similarly-aged healthy controls, in blocks.