The Wall Street Journal Health Blog’s ME/CFS tracker, Amy Docker Marcus, has published an update titled “XMRV: Testing the Blood Supply” ending with Red Cross reassurance that planned studies will be “moving forward.”
Last week a task force created to investigate the possibility of blood supply contamination by donations by unwitting XMRV “carriers” issued a report on the issues involved, and current plans to study them.(1) While that report is long & dense, Dockser Marcus summarizes the key take-away points succinctly for lay readers.
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1. “Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) and blood transfusion: Report of the AABB Interorganizational XMRV Task Force” by Harvey G. Klein, et al. Transfusion, published online Jan 14, 2011.