Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Potential Risk to Blood Supply Probed - WSJ.com


I cannot see a place to make public comment, but there's an e-ddress at the end.  If you got CFS after a transfusion, you should definitely let them know. 
Or if, like me, your doctor told you not to donate and the blood bank wouldn't take you off the list because "the only virus we screen for is AIDS, so you can still donate", let them know that, too.
The smoking gun here is a letter received by a patient from the CDC (described in "Osler's Web") telling her not to donate blood while CDC was still insisting that we were just depressed menopausal women and it was not contagious.

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