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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 begin a two-day meeting on the issue Tuesday, amid growing [...]

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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 men. [...]

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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, filed his suit Thursday in U.S. District Court, and alleges [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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