Gay men blood donor ban to be lifted in UK

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Re: Gay men blood donor ban to be lifted in UK

Post by funkyderek » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:25 pm

bipedalhumanoid wrote:When did that change? There have been campaigns in Ireland attempting to overturn the ban on blood donations from gay men as recently as 2010. I can't find anything online about it being overturned... but also can't see anything on the IBTS site that specificatlly says a gay man can or cannot give blood.
I was actually responding to the question of whether people who had had sex in Africa were banned from donating blood. As far as I know, gay men are banned from donating blood here as well.
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