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Banned4Life Holds San Francisco Blood Drive at Rainbow Grocery

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
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

By David Crary | Monday Sep 16, 2013
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

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Aug 26, 2013
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

Monday Aug 5, 2013
Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is leading a push in Washington to allow gay men to donate blood.

Gay Men Plan Des Moines Blood Donation Protest

Friday Jul 12, 2013
A Des Moines blood donation center is 1 of 53 sites targeted for a nationwide protest by gay men.

Banned 4Life Fights FDA Blood Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 4, 2013
After being turned away from donating blood because of his sexual orientation, Blake Lynch formed Banned4Life, an organization set on ending the ban on MSM donating blood.

Ban on Gay Blood Donors Lifted in Canada; Restrictions Remain

By Sergio N. Candido | Thursday May 23, 2013
Gay men in Canada can now donate blood, but there’s a catch: You must not have had sex with another man in the last five years. The Canadian Blood Services have approved the measure, and are hoping to implement it as soon as mid-summer.

Healthy Gay Men Must Be Allowed to Donate Blood, Says GMHC

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Mar 8, 2013
Via a We The People online petition, GMHC will force President Barack Obama to pressure the FDA to reform their policy against gay men donating blood.

Argentina Could Lift Gay Blood Ban by 2013

By Sergio N. Candido | Thursday Dec 13, 2012
Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies-the equal of the U.S. Congress-has passed a bill that would make it legal for gays and lesbians to donate blood.

Illinois Congressman Joins Push to End Ban on Gay Blood Donors Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Illinois-Congressman Joins Push to End Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Saturday Aug 4, 2012
Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley has joined more than 80 members of Congress in a renewed push to end a ban on donating blood by men who have engaged in gay sex.