As for the handing out of info, I think that is a good idea. As long as, the information is exactly correct.
Has any study confirmed it is in blood supply? Closest we have is Jerry Holmberg's statement, unless I have forgotten.
And by the way, people going in to donate blood may not be as affected. Another idea.... how 'bout handing out this info outside the cardiology department of your local hospital? Hey, it can even be presented as "We care about you and want you to be aware of the dangers."
Put in October 2009 study, say FDA has no policy banning donations from CFS patients, even though AABB recommends not donate. Then quote CDC that less than 20% have been diagnosed. (tee hee). Have some patients with no makeup, in their PJ's on loungers, looking bad, to give real life visual. Include a picture of a young person with CFS on oxygen in the pamphlet.
Can you imagine some heart by-pass patients telling their doctors they don't want to have blood transfusions. Then the blood banks will put pressure on FDA and other government agencies to get it right.