The FDA Kinda Sorta Lifts Its Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
December 22, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its ban on blood donations from gay men. The ban has been in place for 32 years.
So yeah we can give blood now.
Thank you to the FDA.
BUT there is a stipulation -- to give blood to the FDA you must be abstinent for one year prior to giving blood.
Hmmmmmmmm no sex for a year ... nope, sorry not me.
The abstinent rule is also in place in countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia. The ban was put into place during the early years of the AIDS crisis. With medicine and science making strides activist and medical group see the ban as unjustifiable.
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