CHICAGO
10/14/2010 11:39 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

City Council Supports Reversing Ban On Gay Blood Donation

On Tuesday, the City Council's Health Committee approved a Tunney-sponsored resolution calling for the reversal of an antiquated federal policy that dates back to 1985, when the AIDS virus was "still a mystery."

The policy prohibits gay and bi-sexual men from ever donating blood while allowing men who've had sex with HIV-positive women to serve as blood donors after waiting one year.

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