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Blood Lies: Gay Men Who Lie to Donate Blood

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 17
Jeffrey wasn't sexually active when he started donating, but that changed in 1992 when he came out to his family. As he began to explore his sexuality, he also continued to donate blood.

FDA Under Pressure To Update Blood Policy After Gay Club Shooting

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | Jun 18
Reports of gay men being turned away from donating blood in the aftermath of Sunday's massacre at Pulse Nightclub were widespread.

GMHC Calls for End to FDA's Ban on Blood Donations By MSM

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 13
As advocates fight for a change to the current lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men, many are disappointed that once again, the FDA has chosen not to replace its outdated and unscientific ban.

U.S. Panel Partially Lifts Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 14
On Thursday, November 13, a panel from the Department of Health and Human Service voted to partially lift the longstanding ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

Legislators Urge HHS Secretary to Reassess Blood Donation Policy

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
Legislators have asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to review their outdated blood donation policy.

After Gay Teen's Suicide, Tissue Donation Rejected Due to FDA Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 14
Some of a dead gay teen's organs were not accepted for donation, thanks to a longstanding policy by the Food and Drug Administration barring certain tissue donations from men who have sex with men.

Europe Court of Justice Calls for End to Gay Blood Ban

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 17
Europe's Court of Justice is putting its foot down: being a gay man should not mean you are banned from ever giving blood.

National Gay Blood Drive Slated for July 11

HEALTH | By Mike Halterman | Jul 4
As many gay men are well aware, nearly all of us are banned from donating blood as dictated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Banned4Life Holds San Francisco Blood Drive at Rainbow Grocery

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 22
In their ongoing effort to highlight the FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy that bars men who have sex with men, regardless of their risk level, the group Banned4Life will hold a blood drive on February 23 at San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery.

Despite Pressure, Ban on Gay Blood Donors Endures

HIV/AIDS | By David Crary | Sep 16
The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years; on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay men.

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