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Petition organisers say current blood donations policy treats gay men’s blood as “dirty.” Two LGBT+ rights activists are calling on the Minister of Health David Clark to ease restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood in New Zealand. Troy Mihaka, co-founder of Integrity New Zealand; and Luke Redward a...
Gay Blood Donation
In a historic move, Brazil's top court has ruled that the nation's ban on men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood is unconstitutional. According to Reuters, seven of the 11 judges on the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled in favour of lifting the ban, which prohibited MSM from...
NZ BLOOD
New Zealand will not follow the United States in relaxing blood donation laws for men who have sex with men (MSM). The New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) said they are aware the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has reviewed and updated its deferral recommendations relating to...
Gay Blood Donation
Due to the unprecedented demand for blood supplies in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has announced a significant loosening of eligibility for blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The organisation is now suggesting that the time that men who have had sex with men should wait...
A new petition has been launched in Australia with the aim of ending the nation’s current ban on gay men donating blood within 12 months of same-sex sexual activity. Ky Ruprecht who is a medical student from Canberra launched the petition titled #AllOurBlood on Change.org, highlighting the current restrictions put...

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