Tag: XMRV

XMRV and blood donation – update following letter to the Chief Medical Officer

The ME Association wrote to Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, on Tuesday 27 October about XMRV research.  In particular, we raised the situation regarding people with ME/CFS and blood donation. Click here to read a copy of this letter.  An acknowledgement from the CMO has been received.

MEA statement on retrovirus XMRV and ME/CFS

RETROVIRUS XMRV and ME/CFS:  WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR?  AND WHAT DON’T WE KNOW? BACKGROUND   On Friday 9 October, the front page of the UK Independent newspaper carried a major news item under the heading, ‘Has science found the cause of ME?’  This referred to new research findings from America which indicate that a recently […]

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