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Gay males in long term monogamous relationships will now be able to donate blood regardless of sexual activity in the UK but not in NZ. Blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men are being relaxed across the United Kingdom, hours after New Zealand changed its own.   There will now...
The ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men will be reduced from twelve months to three and will come into effect today. The most significant changes in decades to blood donation laws in New Zealand will come into effect today in a new announcement from...
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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