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Blood supply XMRV testing: ‘Time to move forward’ Red Cross says

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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.

Read her report and scroll down to view all reader comments and add your own HERE. Continued media coverage of ME/CFS issues does reflect measures of interest and “likes.”

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Blood supply XMRV testing: ‘Time to move forward’ Red Cross says”

  1. aidanwalsh says:

    posted comment on this topic but did not go through… why??

  2. UsedtobePerkyTina says:

    No matter how it comes out, we will get answers this time.

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