FDA Removes Lifetime Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men

FDA Removes Lifetime Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on December 21 that its lifting the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The ban has been in place for 32 years, since the AIDS crisis began in the United States, and has been a sore subject of contention for gay activists.

Due to modern testing methods of HIV, the removal of the FDA’s lifetime ban is justified, and has been replaced with “a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with another man in the previous year,” according to an Associated Press, NBC News article.

Source: Associated Press, Food and Drug Administration Lifts Formal Ban on Blood Donations From Gay Men

2017-code-book-bundles-728x90-01

Michelle Dick
Follow me

Michelle Dick

Executive Editor at AAPC
Michelle A. Dick has been executive editor for AAPC for over seven years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. Dick has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.
Michelle Dick
Follow me

About Has 134 Posts

Michelle A. Dick has been executive editor for AAPC for over seven years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. Dick has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *