American Red Cross Will Not Accept Blood from Donors with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

       Last Friday, the American Red Cross announced  that it will not allow those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to donate blood .  The reasoning was to lower the risk of tramsmitting the (XMRV)  – the xenotropic murine leukemia virus.  Even though studies have not clearly shown that XMRV is the cause of Chronic Fatigue, the Red Cross announced the barring of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus that has been associated with some people with Chronic Fatigue.

The following is the announcement made by the American Red Cross

 WASHINGTON, Friday, December 03, 2010 — At present, there are no specific federal recommendations regarding deferral of individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or other diseases that have been associated with Murine Leukemia Virus-related virus (XMRV) infection. Nevertheless, in the interest of patient and donor safety, the American Red Cross will defer indefinitely any donor who reveals during the donor interview that they have been diagnosed with CFS.
XMRV infection has been associated in some studies with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome, but at the present time these disease associations have yet to be confirmed. 

To read the complete release go to  http://tinyurl.com/2fy6xqp

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Jennifer E. Busch, at a young age, was recruited by a national publishing company and leading trade publication. She was rapidly promoted to the position of National Sales Manager. Jennifer married Dr. Richard E. Busch III, in 1996, and together they founded and developed a leading chiropractic clinic that is now nationally recognized for its successful nonsurgical treatment of chronic and severe disc conditions, the DRS Protocol™. Jennifer is also an international marketing and development consultant for healthcare practitioners. Jennifer Busch has survived her own journey with adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and now provides hope in her book, All in My Mind? How to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, which she has dedicated to thousands who are suffering needlessly. Only through her determination and never-ending faith did she discover the truth and uncover the causes and then treatments that would help her once again lead a normal active life
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