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XMRVChronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Blood Supply - Teleconference June 11th


Senior Member
nothing yet???
if there was something big, we should have known by now i guess
or am i too pessimistic?


Senior Member
I was unable to attend but I don't think there was anything "new". If there had been, there would have been a lot more buzz on the web.

My hope was that work would pay for it (I work in a hospital lab) but there was no interest in it (other than my own) and the budget is extremely tight.

I believe there is going to be something free in July but I have to verify that. I think I read it somewhere. If I find the info, I'll update this post.

Sorry I could attend :( ~ JT


Senior Member
Southeastern US
WPI just posted this link on Facebook: http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2010/06/14/chronic-fatigue-sufferers-may-be-asked-to-avoid-donating-blood/

Some key quotes:

On Friday, Louis Katz, executive vice-president of medical affairs at Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center in Davenport, Iowa, and a member of the AABB task force studying the issue, gave his own latest assessment of the situation: People who have been diagnosed by a doctor with CFS should not donate blood, at least not at this point.

Katz said emphasizing that the AABB task forces recommendations arent out yet and he was speaking for himself that the latest draft versions recommend to AABB members that potential donors who currently have or have had CFS be advised they should not give blood.