Democrats Call On FDA To End Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

June 13, 2016 9:50 PM

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Democrats Call On FDA To End Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

Rejecting gay men who want to donate blood to those wounded in Orlando shows the "moral bankruptcy" of the ban.

Under a Food and Drug Administration policy that dates back to 1985 -- the dawning of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. -- gay and bisexual men are banned from giving blood. The ban, which originally prohibited donations for life, was revised last year, when the FDA said it would only apply to men who h...

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