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Blood transfusions to treat CFS - item in New Scientist (7 Jan 2016) (anecdotal/informal)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just reading the article, "Time to stop getting old" in the print edition (p. 22) and came across:

    All sorts of issues there but it's an interesting concept. There's been some research recently in ME/CFS about the bad effects of ME/CFS blood on healthy tissue (or vice-versa - can't remember).
     
  2. Apple

    Apple Senior Member

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    Risky! Not sure I would take that sign up for that one, there must be so many possible blood borne pathogens that we aren't currently aware of. I'm sure i've read of people developing ME after a transfusion.
     
  3. Mary

    Mary Forum Support Assistant

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    I've read the same thing - e.g., our mitochondria and NK cells function beautifully outside of our blood, which was actually quite encouraging to me.

    @Apple is right of course, about numerous blood borne pathogens we may not be aware of - but for the chance to get something of a life back, I might risk it, if I had $8,000 to throw away ---
     
  4. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    I always thought this experiment has to be done. Blood transfusion, I also thought of dialysis so the blood gets out of the body type and replace w new blood. I also think we need the marrow transplant test.

    I am not expecting cure, is to see how the body behaves. Temporary cure? how longg does it last....
     
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  5. Jesse2233

    Jesse2233 Senior Member

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    Improvements from plasmopheris treatments seem to last a couple weeks
     
  6. ljimbo423

    ljimbo423 Senior Member

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    I think blood transfusions would be a temporary help, if at all in cfs, unfortunately. I think whatever is in the blood causing issues, is coming from elsewhere in the body.
     
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