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Red Cross bars chronic fatigue patients from donating blood

The American Red Cross announced Friday that it is barring people with chronic fatigue syndrome from donating blood to reduce the risk of transmitting a virus that has been associated with the disease. The virus is known as xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus or XMRV. Some studies have found that...

By Rob Stein  | December 3, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Chronic Conditions, FDA, blood safety, red cross  
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