That policy, which bans gay and bisexual men who have had sex with other men within the past year from donating blood, has been criticised as unnecessary in terms of modern scientific testing for blood-borne sexually transmitted diseases like HIV — modern tests can find the virus in the bloodstream within two weeks. In response, seven campaigns responded that their candidates believe the one-year ban enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration is outdated, and needs to be replaced. He noted that reforms appear to be underway at the FDA — where a new testing standard is reportedly being worked on — but said that the comments from presidential candidates shows that progress is being made in good time.
Many countries have laws that prohibit donations of blood or tissue for organ transplants from men who have sex with men MSMa classification of men who engage or have engaged in the past in sex with other men, regardless of whether they identify themselves as bisexualgay or otherwise. Restrictions on donors are sometimes called "deferrals", since blood donors who are found ineligible may be found eligible at a later date. However, many deferrals are indefinite meaning that donation may not be accepted at any point in the future, thus constituting a de facto ban.
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A Virginia man reached out and donated a kidney to a stranger after learning that he would no longer be eligible to give blood donations because of his sexuality. Barton Lynch, 24, told The Washingtonian that he recently entered into a same-sex relationship, a decision he learned would exclude him from donating blood to the Red Cross in the U. I know the need is there for kidney donations, so it seemed like a no-brainer—how could I not? Lynch later learned that the surgery to transplant his kidney to its new owner was successful, but says he hasn't heard from the recipient yet.
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Before the introduction of testing for human immunodeficiency virus HIV in the mids, thousands of Canadians were infected through tainted blood products. This criterion was embedded into Health Canada regulations in At Canadian Blood Services, we periodically review our donor eligibility criteria, including those related to men who have sex with men.
The American Red Cross announced last month it has access to only two more days worth of Type O blood. Someone in the U. The FDA originally banned gay men from donating blood in the s during the HIV epidemic for fear of spreading the disease.
The French government has banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood within a year of sexual activity since Under current rules, men who have sex with men are barred from donating blood for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The h ealth m inistry, which will implement the changes on February 1,said the decision to relax the abstinence period was based on the latest scientific evidence and medical advances.
Published September 3, The results of this review can be expected in the next week or month. While there are still some countries that ban gay men from giving blood, even the US lifted its ban in In Denmark, their regulations on the matter will change at the beginning ofwhere gay men who have not had sex with other men in four months can donate blood.