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Deceased Iowa teen’s eye donation rejected because he was gay

Thursday, August 14, 2014
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Months before taking his own life last year, Alexander (AJ) Betts, a 16-year-old teen from Iowa, volunteered to become an organ donor. But a Food and Drug Administration policy which prohibits men who have sex with ...

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Obama signs bill lifting research ban on HIV organ transplants

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Evan Vucci, APPresident Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after signing S. 330: the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act. From left are, Dr. Peter Stock, president-elect of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. and Dr. Dan Salomon, president of the American Society of Transplantation.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has lifted a ban on research into the possibility of transplanting organs from one HIV-positive person to another. ...

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Bill lifting ban on HIV organ donation heads to Obama for signature

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that lifts the federal ban on the donation of HIV-positive organs to HIV-positive recipients. ...

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