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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donations by men who have sex with men, many are disappointed that once again, the FDA has chosen not to replace its outdated and unscientific ban.
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Legislators have asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to review their outdated blood donation policy.
The City Council of Seattle, Washington, unanimously backed a repeal of America's longstanding ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.
Europe's Court of Justice is putting its foot down: being a gay man should not mean you are banned from ever giving blood.
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).
At least one person in Japan has been infected with HIV from a blood transfusion. A spokesman for the Japanese Red Cross Society said Tuesday that a male donor tested positive for HIV this month.
Blood banks are declaring fewer critical shortages these days and in some cases cutting staff in response to dwindling demand for blood -- the result of fewer elective surgeries being performed and medical advances that curb bleeding.
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.
A Des Moines blood donation center is 1 of 53 sites targeted for a nationwide protest by gay men.
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