In this FREE leaflet we explain why people with ME/CFS cannot donate blood, how they can donate organs and contribute to ME/CFS research by donating tissue after death.
“Even though donating blood is off the table, having ME/CFS doesn’t prevent a person from becoming an organ or tissue donor. Very few medical conditions exclude organ donation (cancer, Ebola, CJD, HIV). Specialists will determine which organs are suitable at the time of donation.”
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
Please note: Once you have made payment and checked out from the website shop, you will receive a confirmation email containing direct download links to your leaflets. Click the links and you can read your leaflets on-screen and save to your computer, phone, or other device. But you will need access to a printer if you wish them printed.