gay blood donors
The FDA legally prohibits donations from men who have sex with men.
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.
Why are gays banned from donating blood even if they are not HIV-positive and have safe, protected, judiciously considered sex?
Eliminating the ban could bring in roughly 615,300 pints (291,145 liters) of blood annually, while allowing donations from
As The Moscow Times is reporting, Moscow mayoral candidate and State Duma MP Mikhail Degtyarev described his proposal as
On July 12, 2013, documentarian Ryan James Yezak championed the first National Gay Blood Drive in order to combat the outdated and antiquated FDA guidance document that has banned men who have sex with men (MSM) -- and women who have sex with MSM -- from donating blood for life.
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The filmmaker behind the forthcoming documentary "Second Class Citizens" is offering another sneak peek at the project with