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FDA proposes letting gay men donate blood, with some caveats
FDA proposes letting gay men donate blood, with some caveats

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules Tuesday that would allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood in the U.S. for the first time in decades. In a move that has been anticipated for months, the FDA released draft regulations that would eliminate the blanket ban on donor blood from any man who has had sex with another man at least once since 1977. Instead, such men would be allowed to donate blood as long as they are healthy and have not had same-sex relations for at least one year. Several other countries, including Australia, Sweden, Britain and Japan, have already adopted one-year deferral policies for gay and bisexual men. The ban, instated in 1985 in the early...

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