Commentary & Opinion
Should Low-Risk Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?
April 16, 2012
The United States' current lifetime ban on blood donations by sexually active gay men will be the subject of an online discussion with medical writer Laura Unger of the Louisville Courier-Journal on April 18 at noon. The nation's ongoing shortage of blood donors is leading many people to rethink the ban, which some activists have called discriminatory given advances in blood-screening technology. For more information, visit http://live.washingtonpost.com/gay-men-blood-donation.html.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Studying Feasibility of Allowing Gay Men to Donate Blood
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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