ME Patients Face UK Ban On Donating Blood

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An old story, but worth repeating for those who believe ME is all in our minds.

By Michelle Roberts in BBC News.

Patients with ME will no longer be able to donate blood in the UK under new safety guidelines.

Officials say the ban, starting on 1 November, is designed to protect the health of people with ME – also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

But the ME Association says the move is motivated by concerns that the illness may be caused by a virus similar to HIV that can be passed on via blood.

 

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