The FDA Plans on Lifting the Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

November 30, 2014 11:51 AM

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The United States FDA considers lifting the ban on gay men donating blood, after it was put in place more than 30 years ago.

The Food and Drug Administration does not currently allow men who are having sex with other men to donate blood because they are at a higher risk of hepatitis B, HIV and numerous other diseases that can be transmitted through a transfusion of blood.

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