gay blood ban
Jay Franzone aimed to highlight the FDA's "deep-rooted stigma."
"I’m proud of my decision. I stand by it and I really look forward to giving blood.”
He's raising awareness about the absurdity of the gay blood ban.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday posted a request for public comment on what alternative blood donor deferral
“I’m sorry. You can’t give blood today.” As the words fell out of her mouth, I sat there feeling foolish, ashamed, and judged
Though the FDA has long claimed that its policy protects the blood supply, the truth is that it is unscientific and discriminatory.
After a gay employee was turned away, Twitter took action.
The FDA's newly proposed policy -- which has been expected since December -- says men will have to wait at least one year
Gay and bisexual men want to contribute to America's blood stocks and have a vital role to play in keeping America healthy. We should demand that the FDA change its policy and keep stereotypes out of blood donation sites.
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.