Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Because heterosexual blood cures diseases like the horn of a unicorn

Via NPR: FDA Proposes End To Lifetime Ban on Gay Blood Donors

Men who haven't had sexual contact with other men in a year will be allowed to donate blood under a policy change the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will recommend.

In a statement, the agency said it had "carefully examined and considered the available scientific evidence" and will "take the necessary steps to recommend a change to the blood donor deferral period for men who have sex with men from indefinite deferral to one year since the last sexual contact."

A draft guidance recommending the proposed change will be issued in 2015, the agency said. There will also be a period of public comment.

A ban on gay and bisexual blood donors has been in effect since the early 1980s when fears about HIV/AIDS were widespread.

2 comments:

whkattk said...

Merry Christmas!

JamTheCat said...

And these twerps are supposed to be doctors?