Protester, Lisa HIlton holds sign about Babesia being transmitted through the blood supply at 2013 Greenbay, Wi Worldwide Lyme Protest

Babesia Infiltrating the Blood Supply?

 

Protester, Lisa HIlton holds sign about Babesia being transmitted through the blood supply at 2013 Greenbay, Wi Worldwide Lyme Protest
Lyme Patient, Lisa HIlton holds a sign about Babesia being transmitted through the blood supply at the 2013 Greenbay, Wi Worldwide Lyme Protest

Ok so, us Lyme Patients have been talking about this for years…why is it taking the medical community so long to catch up to…..common sense.

Is Lyme Disease and the co infections such as Babesia, Bartonella and Erlichiosis being transmitted through blood transfusions.. The answer..YES..of course…at least Babesia and Erlichiosis have been proven now.

See these articles:
Boy Gets Rare Tick Infection Through Transfusion
Anaplasma phagocytophilum Transmitted Through Blood Transfusion — Minnesota, 2007

Now today this article comes out:

Tick-Borne Infections Infiltrate U.S. Blood Supply

“In a paper released ahead-of-print by the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rhode Island and New York State report that 159 cases of babesiosis were caused by transfusions in the past 30 years  and “the risk may be increasing.” Twenty-seven of the patients died.”

Please Read Full Article Here

Click Here to Read Other Transmission Methods for Tick Borne Infections

So my question to you, what can we do to make the blood supply safer? What can we do as educated Lyme patients to make sure the FDA is aware? Please leave suggestions below.





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4 thoughts on “Babesia Infiltrating the Blood Supply?”

  1. I got Babesia, (and maybe other things), from a blood transfusion in Maryland 10 years ago. This was on top of Lyme and other coinfections I was already unknowingly carrying for about 4 decades with assorted conditions and symptoms. It destroyed my life- was the straw on the camels back, I have both microti and duncani. It took until about 1 and half years ago to realise all of this. Red Cross was uninterested in my case when contacted. They claimed to have followed up with donor and on basis of interview decided they were not “high risk” and so did not test their blood. Shocking. My life is ruined.

  2. The FDA is actually the agency that sets the testing requirements for blood products. The Red Cross is a company that collects, tests, manufacturers, and distributes blood products following FDA guidelines and other accrediting agencies, such as AABB.

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