Will The Blood Ban Be Lifted World-Wide?

Will The Blood Ban Be Lifted World-Wide?

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Many countries around the world, including the US, ban blood donations from men who have sex with men. We’ve long argued the idiocy of this in the past — but thankfully, it looks like things are slowly changing. Requiring a year of celibacy like Canada, the UK and the United States is still utterly ridiculous, but at least it’s better than a flat-out ban.

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