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CFS 'link' prompts blood donation review

Wednesday 21 April 2010

The AgeFrom Australian newspaper The Age:

CFS 'link' prompts blood donation review

April 20, 2010 - 3:21PM


Australia's Red Cross Blood Service is reviewing its donation guidelines after Canada halted donations from people who have had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Canadian authorities took the precautionary step earlier this month, based on US research that linked CFS to a recently identified virus (XMRV) which would be transmissible via infected blood.

Australia's blood service is conducting its own risk analysis. It says existing donor guidelines require people with CFS to defer giving blood until they make a full recovery.

"We are aware of recent developments in Canada," the Australian Red Cross Blood Service said in a statement on Tuesday.

"We are undertaking our own risk analysis to assess what action, if any, should be taken."

The full article can be found here.

Blood donation and XMRV was also discussed in an earlier news item:

Blood donation, XMRV, and ME/CFS



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