The Hummingbirds' Foundation for M.E.

The Hummingbirds' Foundation for M.E. (HFME) is fighting for the recognition of M.E.,
and for patients to be accorded the same basic human rights as those with similar
disabling and potentially fatal neurological diseases such as M.S.

Assisting the M.E. patient in having blood taken for testing

M.E. patients may experience significant difficulties in having blood taken for tests. This may be caused by low blood pressure, blood clotting abnormalities (including hypercoaguability), reduced circulating blood volume and an inability to maintain an upright posture. This paper explains some of the ways that these problems may be minimised.

Click on the links to download a copy of the all-in-one Tips document in a printer-friendly Word format, PDF format or as a large-print PDF

This paper is also including in the new HFME book Caring for the M.E. Patient.

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The book 'Caring For The M.E. Patient' by Jodi Bassett includes a Foreword by international M.E. expert Dr Byron Hyde.

He writes:

"There is so much false information that is picked up and disseminated it is near impossible to hold one’s head above the water and sift through this morass of misinformation. Any attempt to seek the truth is always a major difficulty. Somehow, Jodi Bassett and Hummingbird have managed to plow through this field of weeds."

"This is a book that deserves being read, not only by patients and physicians with an interest in M.E. but the bureaucrats in the USA Centers for Disease Control who have done so much damage to the understanding of M.E. I recommend her book to all and wish it every best success."

Paperback $18.95
Hardcover $22.95