Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

Thirty Years After They Were Banned, Gay Men In US Will Be Able To Donate Blood

Published on 13 May, 2015 at 6:32 pm By

Gays and bisexuals across the US will now be able to donate blood for the first time since 1985.

The Food and Drug Administration released draft regulations removing a blanket ban that prevented gay men, who has had sex with any man since 1977, from donating blood.


Advertisement

 

The new proposal allows gays to donate blood if they have abstained from same-sex relations for at least one year.

The one year clause is in line with the procedure for people who have had heterosexual sex with an HIV-infected partner, an intravenous drug user, a sex worker, and traveller who have been to Africa.

 

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

Australia, Sweden, Britain and Japan, have already adopted one-year deferral policies for gay and bisexual men, Los Angeles Times reports.

LGBT, the American Red Cross, AABB and America’s Blood Centers — the three groups that supply nearly all of the US’ need of blood — have always opposed the ban.



The American Medical Association had voted against the ban in 2014, calling it “discriminatory and not based on sound science”.

 


Advertisement

 

The ban was instated because of the high prevalence of HIV positive individuals in gay and bisexual men.


Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Latest Stories

Superstar Rajinikath’s Super Cop Movie Darbar Leaked Online by Tamirockers

Superstar Rajinikath’s Super Cop Movie Darbar Leaked Online by Tamirockers


Akshay Kumar’s Latest Movie Good Newwz Leaked By Tamilrockers After Its Release

Akshay Kumar’s Latest Movie Good Newwz Leaked By Tamilrockers After Its Release


Salman Khan Starrer ‘Dabangg 3’ Leaked Online By Tamilrockers

Salman Khan Starrer ‘Dabangg 3’ Leaked Online By Tamilrockers


Bollywood Reacts on Twitter on Anti CAA Protests Across Nation

Bollywood Reacts on Twitter on Anti CAA Protests Across Nation


Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Leaked Online By Tamilrockers

Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Leaked Online By Tamilrockers


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From Health

Popular on The Web