More Gay And Bisexual Men Can Donate Blood In UK
Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...
All blood donors who have had one sexual partner and who have been with their sexual partner for more than three months, will now be eligible to donate regardless of their gender, the gender of their partner, or the type of sex they have. Under previous rules, all men who have sex with men had to abstain from sex for three months in order to donate.

Acknowledging that all donors have potential to carry infections, including heterosexual men and women, the government claims the UK has now become one of the first countries in the world to adopt a more individualised risk-based approach to donor selection criteria.

The group states that these changes will still maintain a world-leading safe supply of blood in the UK, Patients rely on the generosity and altruism of donors for their life-saving blood. I'm pleased to have concluded that these new changes to donor selection will keep blood just as safe, said Su Brailsford, associate medical director at NHS Blood and Transport.

Ethan Spibey, founder of FreedomToDonate, said his group has been campaigning for these restrictions to be updated for more than six years and they "warmly welcome" this announcement.

Source:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55296525
1 share
Like
Comment
Share