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National Gay Blood Drive urges FDA to end ban on gay male blood donors

| Friday, July 11, 2014
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A National Gay Blood Drive is taking place in more than 60 U.S. cities on Friday to call attention to the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s longstanding ban prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood. The drive – which is open to everyone – is organized by filmmaker and activist Ryan James Yezak with the help of local leaders and volunteers from ...

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South Africa ends blood donor ban on gay men

| Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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PRETORIA, South Africa – South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has dropped a ban that prohibited gay men from donating blood.

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New Zealand to shorten ban on gay and bisexual blood donors

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- The New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is set to reduce the waiting period for HIV negative gay and bisexual men to donate blood.

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Despite years of pressure, ban on gay blood donors endures

| Sunday, September 15, 2013
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NEW YORK — The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years — on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men.

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Russian MP proposes gay blood ban, free gay-to-straight conversion therapy

| Monday, August 26, 2013
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- A Russian lawmaker is proposing a bill that would ban blood and organ donations from gay men, while offering them free gay-to-straight conversion therapy.

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Baldwin leads 85 lawmakers calling for end to blood donation ban for gay men

| Friday, August 2, 2013
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is leading a group of 85 House and Senate lawmakers criticizing what she's says is the sluggish pace the nation's top health officials have taken at reevaluating blood donation policies for gay men.

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Nationwide blood drive to call attention to FDA ban on gay, bisexual male donors

| Thursday, July 11, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- Gay rights activists are planning protests at blood donation centers across the nation on Friday to combat the Food and Drug Administration's ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

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AMA says it opposes FDA lifetime ban on gay men as blood donors

| Thursday, June 20, 2013
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The American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians in the U.S., voted Tuesday to oppose a decades long ban by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which prohibits gay men from donating blood, reported ABC News.

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