Blood bank Organizations Urge Against Policy Change on Gay Donors
Currently, people that are openly gay are not able to donate blood to many of the organizations around the world. However, now they want to change the policy, but before they do they want to put some systems in position. Some of the top organizations that want to change the policy include the American Plasma Users Coalition or A-PLUS.
They haven’t been able to give blood since the donations were started, but according to A-PLUS, there is now a real reason to stop the ban. The organization does realize that there needs to be a checks and balance system because there are more than 125,000 people in the US alone that rely on blood transfusions to live a normal and healthy life.
The Food and Drug Administration Blood Products Advisory Committee or BPAC will be looking over the research on Tuesday, which is all about changing the policy. Currently, any man who has even had sex with a single time with another man are not allowed to donate.
Many of the groups worldwide have called the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay donors as discriminatory. There was also a 1-year clause that was proposed, but that means many men would feel they have to be celibate for a year, which infuriates many of the men willing to give blood.