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GMHC Calls for End to FDA's Ban on Blood Donations By MSM

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 13
As advocates fight for a change to the current lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men, many are disappointed that once again, the FDA has chosen not to replace its outdated and unscientific ban.

U.S. Panel Partially Lifts Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 14
On Thursday, November 13, a panel from the Department of Health and Human Service voted to partially lift the longstanding ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

Legislators Urge HHS Secretary to Reassess Blood Donation Policy

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
Legislators have asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to review their outdated blood donation policy.

After Gay Teen's Suicide, Tissue Donation Rejected Due to FDA Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 14
Some of a dead gay teen's organs were not accepted for donation, thanks to a longstanding policy by the Food and Drug Administration barring certain tissue donations from men who have sex with men.

Europe Court of Justice Calls for End to Gay Blood Ban

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 17
Europe's Court of Justice is putting its foot down: being a gay man should not mean you are banned from ever giving blood.

National Gay Blood Drive Slated for July 11

HEALTH | By Mike Halterman | Jul 4
As many gay men are well aware, nearly all of us are banned from donating blood as dictated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Banned4Life Holds San Francisco Blood Drive at Rainbow Grocery

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 22
In their ongoing effort to highlight the FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy that bars men who have sex with men, regardless of their risk level, the group Banned4Life will hold a blood drive on February 23 at San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery.

Despite Pressure, Ban on Gay Blood Donors Endures

HIV/AIDS | By David Crary | Sep 16
The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years; on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay men.

Russia Casts Wider Homophobic Net, Targets Gay Blood Donors

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 26
A Russian lawmaker has proposed a measure that would effectively widen that government’s recent anti-gay legislative activity to include another area of civic life: Blood donations.

Wis. Senator Pushes to End Ban on Gay Blood Donors

HIV/AIDS | Aug 5
Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is leading a push in Washington to allow gay men to donate blood.

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