Approved Blood Bank Listing

 

Click on the link below to see the FDA list of approved blood banks:

http://www.fda.gov/cber/blood/hemochromvar.htm

 

Josephine Bogie Thomas, Hemochromatosis Patient and & Awareness Advocate

Josephine had a total of 106 phlebotomies (treatments) in her lifetime.  She knew

that giving blood was a life saving procedure and tolerated it very well between the

age of her diagnosis (62 years old) and her death on May 13, 1999 at the age of 78.

Josephine had only donated blood once before in her life prior to the diagnosis

of HH, and that was during WWII.  She found an excellent nurse to remove the blood

at a blood bank.  She always urged patients to find that right "person" to take their

blood, as it is an "art" to draw blood and make the patient feel comfortable and relaxed.

The preceding information was provided by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request made by the American Hemochromatosis Society to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA approved the use of hemochromatosis blood as donor blood in 1999.

This webpage was last updated on May 10, 2010.
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