INFORMATION MAY BE REPOSTED
From time to time The ME Association is asked if people with ME/CFS
can donate their blood.
The current advice from the UK National Blood Service (NBS), which
has been re-checked today, is that:
'You may give blood when you feel you are completely recovered and
have no further symptoms and no treatment is required'
This NBS advice specifically applies to people with PVFS.
An NBS adviser has confirmed that this advice also applies to people
with ME and CFS.
The NBS can be contacted on: 0845 7711 711 (UK). Website:
We would be interested to hear from ME/CFS contacts overseas
regarding the blood donation situation in other countries. We will
summarise this information in a further internet posting.
Dr Charles Shepherd
Hon Medical Adviser, ME Association
15 January 2008
MEA website: http://www.meassociation.org.uk
MEA contact email: meconnect@...
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