The FDA’s decision is a notable shift from the bans on blood donations from gay men that began during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.
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"It's impacting every patient population that we take care of," a hospital director said of shortages that have left some blood centers with less than a day's supply.
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"I was sure the center would be one of the cleanest and safest facilities open during this pandemic, but I left feeling sick and worried I may have put my life at risk."
The disqualifying time period was reduced from 12 to 3 months under the revised policy.
The Food and Drug Administration recommended a change in policy due to “unprecedented challenges to the U.S. blood supply” amid the coronavirus crisis.