FDA Mulls Modifying Controversial Restrictions on Gay and Bisexual Blood Donors That Advocates Call ‘Outdated'
The federal Food and Drug Administration is considering further easing restrictions on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, a long criticized policy that first went into effect during the start of the AIDs pandemic, to focus instead on an individual risk of transmitting HIV....
The change would come as the country faces a continuing national blood shortage brought about by...
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COVID Caused a Blood Crisis, Renewing Calls to Let More Gay Men Donate
Amid a pandemic-fueled “blood crisis” with not enough donated blood to go around, LGBTQ advocates and Congress are calling for the FDA to reconsider its current policy that bars gay and bisexual men from donating blood if they’ve been sexually active in the past three months. Sarah Kate Ellis, president of GLAAD, an advocacy group, explains what the organization wrote...