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June 29, 2012

Gay Blood Donation Ban to Be Lifted in France

The ban on the donation of blood by men who have sex with men in France is due to be lifted in the coming months, Pink News reports. Minister of Health and Social Affairs Marisol Touraine announced the move as she gave blood on World Blood Donation Day. The Department of Health implemented a one-year deferral period instead, so that men who have had sex with men in the last 12 months may still not donate blood. The lifetime blood donation ban on men who had ever had sex with a man was lifted for England, Wales and Scotland in 2011.

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Andy, , 2012-07-01 00:37:18
Huzzah! What a great day to be a negative gay man whose serophobia drives him to be personally insulted by the disproportionate impact of HIV in his community! This just goes to show that if enough people throw a temper tantrum over a completely meaningless thing, they can throw other people under the bus, deny epidemiological reality and achieve and achieve a meaningless result. Seriously though, every day, I am more horrified to be part of the gay community than I was the day before.

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