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Librarians Educate Community on Blood Donation Policy

LOCAL | By EDGE | Jan 29
In an effort to educate the library community about the issues regarding blood donations, the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) is sponsoring the discussion panel "Blood Donation: Facts, Fear, and Discrimination," on Feb. 1.

Criticism High for FDA's New Blood Donation Policy

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 24
Yesterday, after more than 30 years, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would recommend replacing their outdated lifetime blood donation ban on men who have sex with men, in favor of a one-year deferral period.

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donations by men who have sex with men, many are disappointed that once again, the FDA has chosen not to replace its outdated and unscientific ban.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Legislators have asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to review their outdated blood donation policy.

Iowa Woman Calls for Lift of FDA Donation Ban

HIV/AIDS | Aug 18
An Iowa mom is speaking out against the Food and Drug Administration's ban on donations of some tissue from gay men after her son died and some of his organs were rejected.

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.

Seattle City Council Backs End to Gay Blood Donation Ban

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 7
The City Council of Seattle, Washington, unanimously backed a repeal of America's longstanding ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

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).

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