My Mom asked someone at a local blood bank about Lyme screening and was told they do not screen for Lyme/coinfections. I doubt they screen for Lyme/coinfections at blood banks in any areas where Lyme is not considered endemic (i.e., everywhere except the NE & Mid-West).
I don't know about blood transfusions or shared needles...haven't seen any documentation that speaks to these situations.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds: IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, homeopathy.