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Gay Blood Donations

The FDA Responds to Criticism of 'Loosening' Ban on Blood Donations From Gay and Bi Men

Ed Coffin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

If men who have sex with men must be celibate for a year, then everyone else should be held to that standard too. If they can determine risk level for heterosexuals on a case-by-case basis, then they should do it for men who have sex with men as well. Assess the risk, test the blood, and treat everyone the same. It's really that simple.

Gay Men May Finally Be Able To Donate Blood

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

A federal advisory committee on Thursday recommended for the first time that the U.S. soften its ban on blood donations from gay men. Under the ne...

Josh Zepps

LIVE DISCUSSION: Should The Gay Blood Ban Be Lifted? | Josh Zepps | Posted 06.27.2012 | Gay Voices

Gay men have been prohibited from donating blood in the U.S. since the 1980s, at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Earlier this month, France annou...