Thursday, September 08, 2011

Blood donations

The U.K. health department said Thursday a change would be implemented in November after a new review found no evidence to support the ban on gays to donate blood. The decision reverses a policy first adopted in the 1980s when officials feared AIDS could be spread in the blood supply.

Other countries including Australia, Japan, South Africa, Sweden and New Zealand also allow gay men to donate blood with similar conditions. In Canada and the U.S., however, gay men are still banned from donating blood.

Great news!

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