http://www.prohealth.com/me-cfs/library/showArticle.cfm?libid=15561&B2=MSGBDART >>>"As of 1st November 2010, blood donors who report that they have had ME/CFS will be permanently excluded from giving blood in the UK. This change is being made on the grounds of donor safety, as ME/CFS is a relapsing condition. It brings practice for ME/CFS into line with other relapsing conditions or neurological conditions of unknown origin."<<< I'm curious as to why the UK would wait until November 1st to stop taking blood donations from CFS patients. If there is the possible risk of infection you would think that the health authority would stop all donations immediately. Is it that they still believe that CFS is psychological so they aren't taking this very seriously?