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blood donation


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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gay blood donation ban

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has said he will call for federal Labor to change the party’s platform on restrictions preventing gay men to donate blood at the party’s national Labor conference this weekend. Australia has a 12-month deferral period on donating blood for men who have sex with another man in the last 12 …

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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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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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