Blood donation ban begins in Wales for people with ME and CFS

The Welsh Blood Service joined other UK blood services in implementing the lifelong blood donation ban for people with ME/CFS.

“As of 1st November 2010, blood donors who report that they have had ME/CFS will be permanently excluded from giving blood in the UK. This change is being made on the grounds of donor safety, as ME/CFS is a relapsing condition. It brings practice for ME/CFS into line with other relapsing conditions or neurological conditions of unknown origin.” Clara Swinson, Department of Health


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