Richard Dedor Statement

Statement: FDA Continues to Ban Gay Men From Donating Blood

DECEMBER 22, 2015, URBANDALE, IOWA — Political activist and host of the, “Renewing America’s Promise,” podcast Richard Dedor has released the following statement regarding the FDA’s updated rules on blood donations: “As expected, the Food and Drug Administration has decided to reject science and remain focused on decades-old fear in changing their donation ban from […]

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News: France Announces End To Gay Blood Ban

Huffington Post: France Announces End To Gay Blood Ban Excerpt France will end its ban on blood donations by gay men, its health minister said Wednesday, calling the move the end “of a taboo and discrimination.” Health Minister Marisol Touraine said beginning in the spring of 2016, no blood donors can be refused based on […]

Congressman Tom Cole Stands up to Fight Alzheimer’s

Six months ago, I joined a planning committee here in Central Iowa to help promote awareness during June, Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month. The work was rewarding and insightful and the month ended with great news. According to an Alzheimer’s Association press release: The House Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman […]

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News: Students Fighting Gay Blood Ban

News: Students Fighting Gay Blood Ban Excerpt Two Craven County high school students want the FDA to change the rules for gay men who want to donate blood. Brianna Culler, 16, started the petition after her friend, Travi Massey, was turned away from a blood drive at West Craven High School. The 17-year-old admitted he […]


Defeat Alzheimer’s Disease

Together, we can defeat Alzheimer’s Disease. It will take time and it will take millions of dollars. But as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only killer in the top ten without treatment or a cure, it must be the focus of the medial community starting today. Together we […]

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News: FDA Reveals New Guidelines on Blood Ban

The Advocate: FDA Reveals New Guidelines on Blood Ban Excerpt: The modification of what the FDA called an “indefinite deferral,” or ban, for all MSM stopped short of what other countries have done in lifting what the Human Rights Campaign calls a “medically and scientifically unwarranted” policy. Commentary: Unfortunately, this was not a surprise from […]