News via MedPageToday.com, Excerpt: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now evaluating data that could determine whether to continue a ban that prohibits men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. In an email to MedPage Today, an FDA spokesperson said HHS has completed studies recommended by its Advisory Committee […]
Last week we posted about a young man who was unable to donate some of his organs after he passed away due to his classification as a gay male, born after 1977. Because no one could verify his sexual history, his organs could not — due to current FDA regulations — be used to provide […]
Excerpt: A portion of a deceased teen’s organ donation has been rejected because he was gay. But a Food and Drug Administration policy, which prohibits men who have sex with men from donating tissue, has barred Betts from fulfilling one of his final wishes in life, reports Des Moines TV station KCCI. Source: Advocate: After […]
via Breitbart News: San Francisco Presses Feds to End Ban on Gay Male Blood Donations Excerpt: In 1983, as the AIDS epidemic was raging, gays and bisexual men were banned from donating blood by the FDA. Now San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced a resolution to end the ban, and the city board is […]
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From Agence de Presse Africaine: The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) said Wednesday it is weighing legal options to take the Botswana government to court for barring members of the gays and lesbian community from donating blood. Read the full story.
Across the country on July 11, there were dozens of blood drives to raise awareness of the current FDA-enforced “gay blood ban.” This effort has raised the profile of the issue even higher and hopefully the pressure will force the FDA to make much needed changes. Huffington Post: It’s Time to End the Gay Blood […]