Trudeau government promises to end ban on gay men donating blood


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HALIFAX – The ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood is set to be lifted if one of the promises by the incoming Liberal Party of Canada majority federal government comes to fruition.

“The current situation discriminates automatically against men who have sex with men,” said Dr. Hedy Fry, Liberal MP for Vancouver Centre.

The ban has been in place for decades because sexually active gay men are considered to be in a “high risk group” by Canadian Blood Services (CBS).

Mindy Goldman, the medical director of the organization’s donor and clinic services, said gay men make up 49 per cent of new HIV cases in Canada.


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anyway...what could go possibly wrong?

https://www.blood.ca/en/about-us/pol...licies/msm-faq
 
B00Mer
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Aids Bank.

But honestly, as many heterosexual individuals as homosexuals get AIDS nowadays, and they have better screening..

Just hope you don't need a blood transfusion.
 
MHz
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Will it be marked for use by gay men only??
 
Walter
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Hemophiliacs beware.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Aids Bank.

But honestly, as many heterosexual individuals as homosexuals get AIDS nowadays, and they have better screening..

Just hope you don't need a blood transfusion.

You just said there is better screening so a blood transfusion should be safe, doh.