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Across the Nation, Protests Call for End to Gay Blood Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 17
On July 12, gay men in 52 cities across the nation headed to their local blood banks in an attempt to change the FDA’s ban against gay men donating blood.

AMA Says FDA Should Give OK to Gays Donating Blood

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 20
After 30 years, the American Medical Association finally voted to oppose an FDA ban on gay men donating blood.

Healthy Gay Men Must Be Allowed to Donate Blood, Says GMHC

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 8
Via a We The People online petition, GMHC will force President Barack Obama to pressure the FDA to reform their policy against gay men donating blood.

Illinois Congressman Joins Push to End Ban on Gay Blood Donors Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Illinois-Congressman Joins Push to End Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Aug 4
Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley has joined more than 80 members of Congress in a renewed push to end a ban on donating blood by men who have engaged in gay sex.

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