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.