Ban Lifted on Gay Blood Donations

Ministers in England, Scotland and Wales have announced that the lifelong ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood will be lifted from November.

The lifetime ban was introduced in the 1980s as a response to the Aids epidemic. Gay and bisexual men will now be able to donate blood provided they have not had sex in the previous 12 months.

HIV charities and gay rights groups have welcomed the move, although they have called for further reviews if the rates of HIV infections in gay men fall.

This is an important move that will allow gay man to participate in this selfless act and should lead to a rise in blood donations.


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