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Let Us Give campaign highlights inequality on World Blood Donor Day

Let Us Give campaign highlights inequality on World Blood Donor Day

A new campaign has been launched to increase the supply of safe blood in Australia by ending the current ban on blood donation by gay & bi+ men, trans women and non-binary people who have sex with men. Currently in Australia these groups are required to be sexually abstinent for three months before donating, even […]

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Canada lifts blood ban for gay and bi men, trans donors

Canada lifts blood ban for gay and bi men, trans donors

Canada will be ending its ban on blood donation for gay/bi men and trans folks, moving away from a forced abstinence period for most queer potential donors. The nation joins Greece, the UK, Brazil, Iceland and a growing number of countries around the world moving towards individual risk assessment rather than a blanket ban on […]

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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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