Can gay men who have oral sex donate blood
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Gay and bisexual men in the United States are no longer banned from donating blood, under a policy change announced Monday by the Food and Drug Administration, but there's a big catch. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Please read the rules before joining the discussion.
For gay men donating blood, the discrimination isn’t over – yet
Men who have sex with men - NHS Blood Donation
Our donors and patients are at the heart of everything we do. Your health and safety is our priority, which is why donors must meet certain requirements every time they donate blood. The donation criteria and questions on the Donor Questionnaire Form are designed to ensure that the blood collection process is as safe as possible for blood donors and patients alike. Our pre-donation screening includes a questionnaire made up of three sections.
FDA: Gay, bisexual men can donate blood, but only after a year without sex with men
Read more. Since then, the work continues to evolve eligibility criteria based on the latest scientific evidence, as well as new developments and research into alternative screening methods. Chief Scientist Dr. Dana Devine explains the eligibility criteria for men who have sex with men, and answers other frequently asked questions.
I t was a Friday morning during sixth form when a man from a blood donation charity came in to speak to us. The man told us that it was one of the most selfless and necessary acts of kindness and generosity, how we could donate blood and save lives. Unless of course, you were gay. I was young, and still pretty naive about queer sexualities and all that came with them, but already it seemed obvious that something about gay sex was deviant and dirty; those who engaged in it to be treated with mistrust.