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ky ruprecht petition gay blood donation policy red cross blood service

A gay couple from Canberra are petitioning for changes to the Red Cross Blood Service’s “outdated” donation policy restricting gay men from donating blood.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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australian red cross blood service facebook gay

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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blood donation stock photo

Canada will reduce its blood donation deferral period for men who have sex with men to three months. From June 3, gay and bisexual Canadian men will only need to abstain from having sex with another man for three months – instead of 12 – in order to be eligible to donate blood, Health Minister …

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Ben Dudman

A gay Tasmanian man has written to three federal political leaders ahead of the federal election to call for changes to Australia’s blood donation policy, which effectively bans gay men from giving blood. Currently, Australian gay or bisexual men can only donate blood if they have not had male-to-male sex – including with a condom …

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blood donation stock photo

Experts have called for an easing of Australia’s blood donation policy, which effectively bans gay men from donating blood. Australia has a 12-month deferral period on donating blood for men who have sex with another man in the last 12 months. But experts from the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) say scientific advancements mean …

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taking blood

Gay men in Denmark will soon be able to donate blood to “better embrace gender equality”. Danish health minister Ellen Trane Nørby revealed that the new law will come into effect sometime in 2019. “The authority (Patient Safety) has found a model we feel is safe and we will therefore incorporate it into Denmark,” she …

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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 …

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The Netherlands have become the latest country to relax their blood donation policy for gay and bisexual men. Previously all men who have ever has sex with another man were banned from ever donating blood in the Netherlands, with the policy now being changed to allow donation provided the donor hasn’t had sex with a …

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blood ban Argentina

Argentina Argentina has this month removed its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood after a fifteen year campaign from LGBT advocacy groups. Argentinian Health Minister Daniel Gollan says the lifting of the ban is “based on a medical approach that replaces that old concept of ‘risk groups.’” Adding, that the policy change was …

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