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Review into blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men is progressing

Review into blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men is progressing

A spokesperson for the Red Cross Blood Donation Service has updated OUTinPerth on the progress of a review into the current rules surrounding blood donation. Currently men who have had sex with another man within the last twelve months are banned from donating blood. To volunteer as a blood donor gay, bisexual and other men […]

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Blood donations rules to be reviewed

Blood donations rules to be reviewed

Australia’s health ministers have agreed to bring forward a review of the rules that prevent men who have had sex with other men (MSM) from donating blood. Currently MSM are banned from donating blood. To be eligible gay men must abstain from sex for 12 months. The longstanding rules were developed when there was concern […]

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Victorian government looks into gay blood donor bans

Victorian government looks into gay blood donor bans

The Victorian government will call on all Australian states to lift the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood at today’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting. Under the current rules men are prohibited from donating blood if they’ve had sex with another man within the last 12 months. The ban […]

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