FDA eases ban on gay blood donations amid coronavirus crisis

The FDA has changed in policy on gay blood donations.

By Chris Johnson

Faced with tremendous pressure during the coronavirus crisis to lift its policy barring gay men from donating blood, the Food & Drug Administration announced on Thursday it has eased the restrictions.

While the previous policy, established in 2015, barred men who have had sex with men in the 12 months from making a donation, the new policy would shorten the deferral period, requiring abstinence […]

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