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Mother’s Anguish After Late Gay Son’s Organ Tissue Donation Rejected

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Red Cross Lifeblood recently eased restrictions on tattooed donors. From last week, Aussies can walk straight from a tattoo parlour and into a Lifeblood centre to donate plasma. But note the word ‘straight’. The restrictions on donations from gay, bisexual and trans (GBT) donors remain. GBT donors must still abstain from sex for twelve months …

blood donation inequality

A new campaign is calling for the 12 month ban on gay men donating blood in Australia. New York healthcare agency FCB Health has partnered with the Gay Mens Health Crisis (GMHC) organisation to launch the striking campaign pushing for less discriminatory regulations for gay men in several countries around blood donation. The campaign, which …

A New Zealand mother Cherie Eteveneaux was left "shocked and confused" after she was told her late son’s blood and organ tissue couldn't be donated because he was gay

A New Zealand mother was left “shocked and confused” after she was told her late son’s blood and organ tissue couldn’t be donated because he was gay. Cherie Eteveneaux had hoped to donate part of her 24-year-old son Corey’s tissue, such as heart valves and corneas, to help others after Corey (pictured) sustained severe injuries …