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Gay Men Blood Donation

Why Allowing Gay Men To Donate Blood Could Have A MASSIVE Impact

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase the amount of ava...

Just One Republican Calls For End To Blood Donation Ban For Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) stood out last week as the only Republican to support a call on President Barack Obama's administration to end a longstanding ...

Let Low-Risk Gay Men Give Blood

Dov Fox | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Dov Fox

The FDA's selective ban on giving blood imparts the disparaging idea that any gay man -- even if he practices safe sex within a monogamous relationship -- should be treated as if he has a disease that remains sadly bound up with perceptions of promiscuity, drug use, shunning, and shame.

Fighting the FDA's Antiquated Policy on Blood Donation

A.J. Walkley | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

On July 12, 2013, documentarian Ryan James Yezak championed the first National Gay Blood Drive in order to combat the outdated and antiquated FDA guidance document that has banned men who have sex with men (MSM) -- and women who have sex with MSM -- from donating blood for life.

Check 'Yes'

Matt Soden | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Soden

I may have been denied the right to aid a person in medical need because of my gender attraction, but that day I did something that I'd never done before: I checked "yes." And no amount of idiotic governmental stipulation can take that sense of pride away from me.