How Rules May Loosen for Gay Blood Donors

November 14, 2014 9:05 PM

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How Rules May Loosen for Gay Blood Donors

A ban that has prohibited gay men from donating blood in the United States may be loosened after more than three decades, although not enough to totally satisfy all gay rights activists.

The Department of Health and Human Service’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability recommended Thursday changing the policy that bans men who have had sex with other men since 1977 from donating blood.

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