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Argentina Lifts Gay Blood Donation Ban

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Argentina lifted its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men earlier this week, following a more than decade-long campaign by LGBT advocacy g...

Dear Red Cross: I Am Not a Man

Andy Wilkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andy Wilkins

What should have happened with me? I should have been asked the same questions every other woman is asked. I never should have received a follow-up call during which I needed to defend my gender identity.

Warren Take Action Against MSM Blood Ban

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday asking the agency to pick up the pace in addr...

Fighting the FDA's Antiquated Policy on Blood Donation

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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On July 12, 2013, documentarian Ryan James Yezak championed the first National Gay Blood Drive in order to combat the outdated and antiquated FDA guidance document that has banned men who have sex with men (MSM) -- and women who have sex with MSM -- from donating blood for life.

Out for Blood

Frank Bua | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Bua

This week, filmmaker Ryan James Yezak has organized the first-ever "national gay blood drive." It is Yezak's hope that once the FDA recognizes how much men who have sex with men could contribute to the national blood supply, they will have ammunition to lift the 30-year ban.

Why Isn't My Blood Good Enough?

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Blood donations were down 10 percent this past month, according to a recent CNN article. If you would like to donate, the Red Cross would be more than happy to draw blood from you -- unless, of course, you are gay like me.

A Donor Deferred: The Lifetime Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men

Robert Valadez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Valadez

A heterosexual person who has sex with an HIV-positive partner is eligible to donate blood after only 12 months. Yet all gay and bisexual men, even those who are HIV-negative, practice safe sex, or in monogamous relationships, are permanently banned.