Lyme in Blood Supply

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jarjar, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. jarjar

    jarjar New Member

    Posting this to encourage people to get an Igenex Lyme test. Lyme and cfs/fm symptoms are identical.

    Lyme Disease Tainted Blood Suspected in National Blood Supply

    (Feb. 12, 2007; Arlington, Texas) The eyes of Texas are closely watching the national debate surrounding Lyme disease. A storm is brewing. What was once believed to be an East coast disease has consistently been reported in all 50 states. According to Dr. Nick Harris of IgeneX labs in Palo Alto, California, Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in the United States, having surpassed AIDS in the rate of infection and transmission.

    As the hotly debated controversy over the treatment and diagnosis of Lyme disease is being battled out in the medical communities across the country, Roy Goodloe, a Texas researcher has been on a quest of gathering information and case studies showing the high potential of a tainted national blood supply with the bacteria Borrelia Burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease.

    Donna Reagan, president of the Texas Lyme Disease Association (TxLDA) and the local DFW Lyme disease support group leader said, "Just like AIDS in the early 1980's, there was resistance to national blood supply testing, due to the cost involved. In retrospect we can see how that was a bad idea. Lyme has now surpassed AIDS in rates of transmission. This is an issue we cannot afford to ignore. The Red Cross does not ask people if they have ever had Lyme disease, or even if they currently have Lyme disease when screening blood donors."

    Goodloe, while doing research in dark field microscopy said, "My initial observation of spirochetes in blood samples was at a company in Richardson, Texas that treated Lyme patients hyperbarically. They were interested in obtaining a dark field scope to show patients the condition of their blood before treatment, and then we would show the results LIVE after treatment. Blood cells from non-infected samples were evenly distributed over the viewing field, while blood samples from Lyme patients were clumped together with large gaps in between. The spirochetes moving vigorously through these random blood samples was really spooky!"

    Goodloe is scheduled to be the next speaker at the DFW Lyme disease support group meeting on Saturday February 17 where he will be giving a demonstration of the dark field microscope to previously diagnosed Lyme patients. Representatives of the American Red Cross and Carter Blood Centers are invited to observe the prominent danger that is lurking in our national blood supply

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