FDA relaxes blood donation guidelines for gay men amid ’urgent’ shortage

FDA relaxes blood donation guidelines for gay men amid ’urgent’ shortage

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday relaxed blood donation rules for gay men in response to the ’urgent and immediate need for blood’ due to the coronavirus pandemic. FDA said it was reducing a 12-month ban on blood donation on men who have had sex with men to 3 months. Similarly, the restriction has been relaxed for people with tattoos and piercings from 12 months to 3 months.

Chris
Chris
Staghorn
Staghorn 1 months

I thought this happened a long time ago.

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 1 months

My wife and I made an appointment. Soonest time was over 3 weeks out. Not sure if it's a donor shortage or staff shortage. Or maybe donors stepped up.

Carol
Carol 1 months

But, Trump doesn't want them in "his" military?!! One day you're gonna pick and choose and you'll have to live with your choice in consequences?

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