‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calls For End Of FDA Donation Ban

July 11, 2014 12:43 PM

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Silicon Valley lawmakers say gay men should no longer be banned from donating blood and are calling for members of the LGBT community to join national National Gay Blood Drive events later this week to get the word out.

South Bay Congressman Mike Honda (D-San Jose), Santa Clara Supervisor Dave Cortese were being joined by other local lawmakers Monday to call for an end to the Food and Drug Administration’s nearly two-decade-old ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men.

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