FDA lifts decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men

December 21, 2015 5:27 PM

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FDA lifts decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday officially lifted a decades-old, lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have had sex with other men, replacing it with a 12-month "deferral" period that prohibits such donors from giving blood for a year after their last same-sex contact.

The agency said its updated policy reflects "the most current scientific evidence" and mirrors the approach taken in other countries, such as Australia and the United Kingdom.

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