FDA May Lift Its Ban On Blood Donation By Gay Man If They Are Celibate

December 26, 2014 2:11 AM

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American Food and Drug administration said they are thinking about changing their 31-year old gay blood ban, with the new policy where a man will be eligible to give blood who has had gay sex in the previous year. FDA officials are making this historic change after a research supported their policy. The same policy is also followed by other countries like Australia, Japan and the U.K. under the new policy Gay and By-sexual man who has withdrawn from having sex in one year will be allowed to give blood in the United States. In an announcement on Tuesday, FDA said they want to release the draft in 2015, which will open the door for gay men to give blood.

Previously it was argued that by letting gay man giving blood, HIV will have an easy access in the States. But the new policy was backed by a study which shows that allowing such donation will not increase the risk of HIV spread. According to Dr. Peter Marks deputy director of the agency’s Center fo...

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