Rådgivende kommitte for FDA anbefaler blodgiver forbud for ME-syke for livstid i Amerika
Tidligere har AABB anbefalt at ME-pasienter ikke skal ha lov å donere blod i Amerika. Deretter fulgte den største blodbanken opp, The American Red Cross, og vedtok livstidslangt forbud for ME-pasienter. Nå har rådgivende kommitte for FDA bestemt at det bør innføres forbud på landsbasis for alle blodbanker i Amerika.
Hentet fra online.wsj.com:
«Judy Mikovits, who led the team of researchers that published the study in Science linking XMRV to chronic fatigue syndrome, said Tuesday’s decision is a victory for patients because «for the first time ever, they are being seen as sick with an infectious disease.»
John Coffin, a retrovirologist who was a member of the advisory panel and voted to support a screening question, said that he still didn’t know for certain whether or not XMRV is associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. But he said there was enough scientific evidence to support the notion that at least some cases of the condition are caused by an infectious agent.
«Even if it turns out that XMRV is not the cause, there might be something else and prudence dictates a deferral of blood donations,» Dr. Coffin said.»
«The panel’s recommendation, if adopted by the FDA, goes a step further because it would include a question about diagnosis as part of the screening questionnaire that donors must answer before giving blood. The FDA regulates the nation’s blood supply and so its decision would cover all blood centers.»
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Hentet fra bloomberg.com
«A panel of experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration voted 9-4 yesterday in Gaithersburg, Maryland, that the scientific evidence supports rejecting donations from people with the illness, Shelly Burgess, a spokeswoman for the agency, said in an e-mail.»
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