‘Gay Blood Drive’ To Highlight FDA Donor Restrictions

July 11, 2013 7:13 PM

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Southland film director is organizing what’s being billed as the “first-ever nationwide gay blood drive” to increase pressure on federal regulators to lift a ban against blood donors who have had male-to-male sex.

Director Ryan James Yezak will film footage of the drive set for Friday at the Kaiser Permanente Blood Donation Center at 4700 Sunset Boulevard for “Second Class Citizens”, an upcoming feature‐length documentary about discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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