Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A group of people pleased when they’re barred from giving blood

By By Katherine Hobson, The Wall Street Journal:

It’s pretty unusual for a group of people to be pleased when they’re barred from giving blood.

But as the WSJ’s Amy Dockser Marcus reports, chronic-fatigue patients are feeling vindicated by yesterday’s FDA advisory committee recommendation that potential blood donors be excluded from donating if they have a CFS diagnosis.

Patients have long felt ignored or denigrated by the medical community; the panel’s decision is seen as an acknowledgment that they may have an infectious disease.

The concern about blood donation follows ... Read more>>

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