Tag: Blood Donation

FDA's Updated Blood Donation Ban Still Discriminatory

This week, President Obama’s administration has expressed support for the Food and Drug Administration’s motion to lift a current ban that prevents gay and bisexual men from donating blood. However, the proposed revision does not do much to solve the problem. In a “half-step” in the right direction, the new…

Gay Men Can Donate Organs and Blood Only If Abstinent

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock More than 60 politicians and LGBT advocates are fighting to revise a very dated federal regulation that disqualifies gay men from donating organs and blood simply because of their orientation. According to Ian Thompson, a Legislative Representative at the ACLU who focuses on LGBT…