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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.
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.
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.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Nov 7, 2011
The lifelong ban on gay men donating blood has been lifted in Great Britain, numerous news sites reported. In its place is a requirement that men who have sex with men wait for one year after a same-sex encounter to donate blood.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Sep 8, 2011
Great Britain has lifted a lifetime blood donation ban on gay men, bisexuals, and men who have sex with men (MSM), substituting a year-long ban instead.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jul 27, 2011
The Department of Health and Human Services is revisiting the issue of whether the Food and Drug Administration’s blatantly discriminatory blood ban on gays is due for modification.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jul 27, 2010
In the wake of a July 26 hearing on the lifetime ban on gay blood donors conducted by the Food and Drug Administration’s Blood Products Advisory Committee, two Congressmen have kept up the push to rescind a ban that many see as discriminatory and unnecessary.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jun 10, 2010
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and more than 40 other congressional leaders are continuing a push to get the government to revise its lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men (MSMs).
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