HHS panel recommends ending ban on gay blood donors

November 14, 2014 11:28 AM

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HHS panel recommends ending ban on gay blood donors

A panel that advises the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) is recommending the agency reverse a longstanding ban on accepting blood donations from gay men.

The HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability voted overwhelmingly Thursday in favor of allowing gay men who have not had sex in more than a year to donate blood.

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