The CDC website Q&A on XMRV has updated. They've changed their answer to the question
- "Should an individual with diagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome donate blood?"
- At the present time, there are no specific recommendations to defer donors who have chronic fatigue syndrome.
- At the present time, there is no FDA guidance to defer donors who have chronic fatigue syndrome in the United States. However, FDA regulations require that a donor should be in good health. Medical directors at blood collection centers should exercise judgment in determining whether individuals with a history of CFS are in good health at the time of donation.