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Australia’s Red Cross Lifeblood donation service says long-standing restrictions on gay and bi blood donors will be eased early next year. Currently, the Lifeblood donation service refuses gay and bi blood donors who have had sex with men in the past 12 months. In April, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved a proposal to lower …

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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 …

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A Melbourne doctor has joined dozens of other medical professional to sign a new declaration calling for changes to Australian gay and trans blood donor policies. Currently, Australia’s Lifeblood donation service refuses male donors who have had sex with men in the past 12 months. In April, the Therapeutic Goods Administration approved a reduction of …

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Gay and bisexual men may still face a lengthy wait before long-standing restrictions on them donating blood are eased. Currently, Australia’s Lifeblood donation service refuses gay blood donors who have had sex with men in the past 12 months. However last month, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved Lifeblood’s proposal to lower that deferral period …

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A new study has found a majority of gay and bisexual Australian men would donate blood if allowed, but don’t due to the 12-month abstinence restriction. Currently, men who have had sex with another man in the last twelve months can’t donate blood. Last month, the health regulator approved a reduction of that period to …

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The NSW government has backed the TGA’s recommendation to ease restrictions on Australian gay men donating blood. Currently, Australia’s Lifeblood donation service refuses male donors who have had sex with men in the past 12 months. However last week, health regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) accepted Lifeblood’s proposal to lower that deferral period for …

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Over 500 health professionals have signed an open letter calling on the US Food and Drug Administration to remove a “scientifically outdated ban” on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. Two weeks ago, the FDA revised its blood donation rules to reduce the required sexual abstinence period for men who have sex with men …

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The Australian Red Cross blood donation service is a step closer to easing restrictions on gay male donors, but LGBTIQ advocates say the move isn’t enough. Currently, the Lifeblood donation service refuses male donors who have had sex with men in the past 12 months. This effectively bans gay men from donating blood. Now the …

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A gay couple from Canberra are petitioning for changes to the Red Cross Blood Service’s “outdated” donation policy restricting gay men from donating blood. Change.org petitioner Ky Ruprecht said his partner Connor went to donate at a Red Cross van, but was turned away. At the time, Connor was not even aware of the deferral …

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Gay Facebook users have panned a social media post from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service featuring two men. The Facebook ad, featuring a photo of two men in Christmas sweaters (pictured), has attracted almost 300 comments. “Whether or not you’re celebrating Christmas in July, you can give a lifesaving gift any time, because the …

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