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Exhibition showcases gay donors’ banned blood

Thursday, August 13, 2015
This handout photo provided by American University/Jordan Eagles shows Eagles seven-foot-tall sculpture that includes the blood of nine gay, bisexual and transgender men.
Sculpture uses blood from nine gay, bisexual, and transgender men to protest FDA ban. ...

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FDA releases plan to end lifetime ban on gay, bisexual blood donors

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Under the proposal, the current blanket ban on donations from gay and bisexual men would be replaced with a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with men in the last year. ...

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Washington state blood bank sued for turning away transgender woman

Monday, May 11, 2015
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A woman says the for-profit company discriminated against her because she’s transgender and told her they’d notify other blood centers that she was on a permanent deferral list. ...

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FDA favors ending lifetime ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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The FDA says it favors ending the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, replacing it with a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with men in the previous 12 months. ...

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Lawmakers call on HHS to end ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

Monday, December 15, 2014
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Eighty congressional lawmakers sent a letter Monday to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, calling for the Department to replace the FDA's lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men with a policy based ...

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FDA advisory panel has no plans to reconvene, vote on ending gay blood ban

Sunday, December 14, 2014
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The Blood Products Advisory Committee will not reconvene to continue discussions or to recommend that the FDA end its lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men. ...

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FDA advisers mull changes to lifetime ban on gay blood donors

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Health advisers have concerns about lifting a nationwide ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, despite growing pressure from gay rights advocates, medical experts and blood banks. ...

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FDA panel to weigh ending lifetime blood donor ban on gay, bisexual men

Sunday, November 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet this week to consider a recommendation that it end its lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men. An FDA panel will ...

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Panel recommends ending lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- A panel of doctors and blood donor advocates who advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services voted Thursday to recommend that the federal government end its lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual ...

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Teen activist files lawsuit challenging FDA ban on gay blood donors

Sunday, October 12, 2014
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WASHINGTON – A young gay rights activist has filed what is believed to be the first federal lawsuit challenging the U. S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on gay and bisexual men from donating blood. Virginia resident Caleb Laieski, 19, ...

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