France to allow gay, bisexual men to donate blood, ending ‘an inequality that’s no longer justified’


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www.msn.com— "Starting March 16, all French people, whatever their sexual orientation, will be able to donate blood."

Mail Online—FDA called to lift restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood during 'crisis'. A group of U.S. senators are calling on the FDA and HHS to drop restrictions on donating blood for gay men. It comes as the nation suffers a severe blood shortage caused by the pandemic.

Mashable—Greece lifts decades-long ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood. Greece has lifted its decades-long ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood. On Jan. 10, Health Minister Thanos Plevris and his deputy Mina Gaga signed a ministerial decree instituting the policy change, which brings in a new form for people to complete when they want to donate blood. The new form has removed homosexual sex acts from the list of things prohibiting people from giving blood. The move brings to an end a ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood which has been in place since...

NBC News—Critics call to end three-month celibacy requirement for gay, bisexual men amid blood shortage. Amid a national blood shortage, lawmakers and LGBTQ advocates are calling on the FDA to ease donor restrictions on gay and bisexual men.