GLAAD and Senators Call to End Ban on Blood Donations from Gay and Bi Men

Post date:



Update April 2, 9:15 a.m. PST:

The FDA announced it will reduce the deferral period for men who have sex with men from donating blood and plasma from 12 months to three months.

The revised recommendations were posted on the FDA site this morning. An email from the FDA today also stated: 

“Based on our evaluation of the totality of the scientific evidence available, we are revising the 2015 recommendations for reducing the risk of HIV transmission by blood products including: For male donors who would have been deferred for having sex with another man; the agency is changing the recommended deferral period from 12 months to 3 months.”

This change will also apply to female donors who would have been deferred for having sex with a man who had sex with another man. 

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, blood donations have become increasingly necessary to…

Continue Reading Source


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




7 Casual-Cool Outfits to Wear This Weekend

Copy and Graphics By: Madeline Galassi Feature Image By: Amy Jackson | Fashion Jackson Well, it’s officially happened here in Chicago—today we all innocently woke up, groggy...

Meet the Woman Behind Electric Car Innovation at GM

As someone who doesn’t own a car of any kind, an electric car feels like something that’s especially out of reach. Whenever I...

The Best Sales to Shop This Weekend

The Everygirl’s product selections are curated by the editorial team. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission,...