KCBS Interview: ‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calling For End Of FDA Donation Ban Underway On Friday

July 12, 2014 12:52 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Blood drives will be held across the Bay Area and country on Friday in order to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

The FDA has had a policy in place since 1992 that bans men who have had sex with other men from donating because of a high-risk for the transmission of infectious diseases such as HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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