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Should Gays Be Allowed To Donate Blood

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Ban on Gays Donating Blood

Dr. Bob,I was just reading about a new push to remove gays from the ban on blood donation. This was strange to read, because my friend and I had just been debating this issue. I was telling him how I was turned away from donating in 2000, because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The ban has absolutely no scientific or even common sense basis. See below.Dr. BobThe Issue of Blood donation!!!! (BLOOD DONATION) Feb 9, 2008Hi Dr. Bob,I don`t understand why they do not allow gay men to donate blood. I mean Read more »

Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot

Hi. I tried donating blood in September, but rather than getting a letter back telling me my blood... Read more »

Costa Rica Lifts Ban on Gay Blood

Costa Rica Lifts Ban on Gay Blood Donations August 13, 2007 by Dylan Vox Los Angeles, CA - The... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...because of the high prevalence of HIV in the pool of potential sex partners. The official thinking for why gay men should not be allowed to donate, therefore, goes something like this: If the blood donor pool is opened to healthy gay men, not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gay Men Condemn Blood Ban as Biased

... While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mulls whether to allow gay men to donate blood, adherents on both sides of the question continue to press their case to the agency and to the public at large. "No one has Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: National Health Service Ban on "High-Risk" Gay Men Donating Blood to Be Reviewed

... Britain's longstanding lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men (MSM), a policy condemned as irrational by advocates, will be reviewed today in a meeting Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Easing of Blood-Donation Rules Urged

... The Food and Drug Administration is under increasing pressure to revise rules that govern the exclusion of certain blood donors. Under current FDA guidelines, any man who has had sex with another man, even once, since 1977 can never donate blood. Read more »
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...see as the posts about people's struggles. I got shot down in a very mean fashion for my post. If as HIV positive we are not allowing each other to share our successes, what sort of support group is this? What kind of network is this? I... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and tissues. This is to exclude any possibility of the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and other... Read more »