News Items...Quarter 4 2010 (October - December 2010)
EMEA has again written to European health ministers calling for a
Europe-wide ban on blood donations from people diagnosed with ME/CFS in order to
safeguard Europe's blood banks from contamination.
Dr Judy Mikovits of Whittemore-Peterson Institute in Nevada, USA, will be
presenting at lectures and meetings organised by EMEA Sweden member RME.
Meetings in November and December - see Events Calendars - click on the flags to
A round-up of the status in Europe regarding the donation of blood by people
with myalgic encephalomyelitis.
UK implements a lifetime ban on people with ME from donating blood. Following
letters to the Department of Health and the Chief Medical Officer of England by EMEA UK
member Invest in ME people with ME are now prohibited from donating blood.
Our European ME Alliance colleagues at Norwegian ME Association have been active in promoting awareness of ME. Ellen Piro interviewed on Norwegian TV.