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Australian advocates call for action as UK lifts blood ban for gay/bi men

Australian advocates call for action as UK lifts blood ban for gay/bi men

Equality advocates have called on the Australian Lifeblood Service to follow the lead of its UK counterpart by lifting its blanket ban on donation by sexually active gay & bi men and shifting to individual risk assessment for all donors. The calls come as the UK moves from banning blood donation for men who have […]

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New rules for blood donation start on 31st January, but is it still discriminatory?

New rules for blood donation start on 31st January, but is it still discriminatory?

From January 31st gay men will be able to donate blood after a three month celibacy period rather than twelve, but advocates say the celibacy period should be abolished altogether and replaced with screening for individual risk. The Red Cross Blood Service, Lifeblood, has now confirmed on its LGBTIQ donor webpage that from January 31st […]

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Calls for Australia to follow UK lead on gay, bi & trans blood donation ban

Calls for Australia to follow UK lead on gay, bi & trans blood donation ban

National LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal has ramped up their campaign to end the ban on gay, bi and trans folks donating blood here in Australia, following a recent decision out of the UK. This week the UK Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs made the recommendation that all donors be assessed […]

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Advocates welcome UK decision to lift gay/bi blood donation ban

Advocates welcome UK decision to lift gay/bi blood donation ban

Australian LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal have welcomed the UK’s decision to lift the ban on gay and bi+ male blood donors, and call for action at home. This week the UK Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs made the recommendation that all donors be assessed for individual risk, rather than exclude […]

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Calls for medical professionals to help end gay, bi & trans blood ban

Calls for medical professionals to help end gay, bi & trans blood ban

A new declaration for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals has been launched by Australian advocates, seeking support to replace the standing ban on gay/bi and transgender blood donation with individual risk assessments. Launched by LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal, the declaration has already been signed by over 70 medical professionals. The declaration is accompanied by […]

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WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed to OUTinPerth that he has asked the WA Health Department to review the waiting times for gay and bisexual men to donate blood. “The McGowan Government pursues excellence in care across all treatment disciplines, and for all members of the community. I have asked the Department of […]

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Brazil’s Supreme Court overturns ban of gay men donating blood

Brazil’s Supreme Court overturns ban of gay men donating blood

Brazil’s Supreme Court has overturned a the country’s ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood. The ban had been imposed in the 1980’s at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. The move comes as more countries review the decades old restrictions on men who have sex with other men from donating blood. Across the […]

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Advocates ramp up calls for end on gay & trans blood donation ban

Advocates ramp up calls for end on gay & trans blood donation ban

LGBTIQ+ advocacy organisation just.equal are continuing their calls to put an end to a historic ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men and transgender folks. just.equal have written to all state, territory and federal health ministers, urging each to lift the celibacy requirement imposed on trans people who have had sex […]

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Advocates call on government to lift gay blood donation ban

Advocates call on government to lift gay blood donation ban

Australian LGBTIQ+ advocates will today write to the federal government and the Red Cross Blood Service, calling for the removal of a long-standing ban that prevents men who have sex with men from donating blood. The call comes as the US Food and Drug Administration lifted some restrictions on gay blood donation, reducing the period […]

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France will allow gay men to donate blood after four months

France will allow gay men to donate blood after four months

France has announced it’s revising its rules around gay men, and other men who have sex with men, and blood donation. Now people will only have to abstain from sexual activity for four months before donating blood, previously gay men had to wait for twelve months to be allowed to become donors. The health ministry, which will […]

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