The Movilh welcomed on Wednesday the Government issued new regulations that ends with the ban on gays and lesbians to donate blood, because of their homosexual or bisexual orientation. It's the "Norma General Técnica that regulates the procedure of attention to blood donors". "The ban on donating blood to" [...]
A video of three gay teenagers criticising the Thai Red Cross’s refusal of their blood donations has gone viral, highlighting the organisation’s international policy not to accept blood donations from homosexuals because, they say, of a higher risk of HIV contamination. The Thai Red Cross admits that 20 per cent of total blood donations have [...]
In her first move as Israel’s new health minister, Yael German (Yesh Atid), instructed the ministry staff to reconsider the ban on accepting blood donations from gay men. The form filled out by every blood donor in Israel states that gay men who have had sex with other men are prohibited from donating blood. People [...]
The Thai Red Cross Society says it does not discriminate against gay people, but the policy not to accept them as blood donors is internationally applied. National Blood Centre director Soisaang Pikulsod, discussed the topic at the 21st Academic Annual Meeting of the National Blood Centre held on Wednesday. Dr Soisaang’s comment came after a [...]
The Irish blood service is to continue refusing blood from gay men despite a relaxation in the rule by authorities in the UK. Health Minister Dr James Reilly (pictured) said the permanent deferral of men who have sex with men (MSM) – of whom a significant majority consider themselves to be gay – by the [...]
A lifetime ban on homosexual men giving blood in Northern Ireland is unjustifiable, the High Court heard yesterday. A judge was told Minister for Health Edwin Poots’s (pictured) stance was irrational and discriminatory. Lawyers for an unidentified gay man are seeking a ruling that would bring Northern Ireland’s policy into line with the rest of [...]
Schwulen Männern bleibt in Österreich auch weiterhin pauschal das Blutspenden untersagt. Das berichtet die Tageszeitung „Der Standard“. Damit werden in Österreich Schätzungen zufolge 420.000 Männer von der Blutspende ausgeschlossen, weil sie zumindest einmal in ihrem Leben mit einem Mann sexuellen Kontakt hatten. Das Österreichische Rote Kreuz als größte Blutspende-Organisation begründet die Maßnahme mit Sicherheitsbedenken.
China has lifted a ban on lesbians donating blood. The 14-year-old ban still applies to men who are sexually active with other men, CNN reported, citing the Chinese Ministry of Health’s website. An exception is made for celibate homosexuals. Similar policies are in effect in the US and UK, with the US Food and Drug [...]
This medical student of 23 years usually give blood twice a year for two years, but when tried to do two weeks ago in a mobile unit of the Portuguese Institute of blood and transplantation, in Lisbon, refused him the gift for being homosexual. The left bloc (BE), which two years ago did pass a parliamentary resolution against a practice that is considered discriminatory, came to denounce the case.
A lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland is irrational and unlawful, a court has heard. Lawyers for an unidentified man are seeking a ruling that would force the health minister to bring policy into line with the rest of the UK. The prohibition, in place since the 1980s, was lifted in [...]
Health Minister Edwin Poots said yesterday that he had acquired a number of new reports that strengthen his decision not to accept blood donations from gay people. However Mr Poots said yesterday he was not singling out gay people but was concerned about a range of donors who engage in “risky behaviour”. “I think that [...]
Yesterday, the Minister of Social Affairs and health s & #8217; is supported with the gift of blood extended to homosexuals. A logical decision and anti discriminatory, since until & #8217; now they could not give blood. Jean-Luc Romero, president elect local AIDS (ELCS), said he is extremely pleased with the decision [...]
A Health Ministry advisory committee on transfusion medicine will next month discuss whether to alter the clause that forbids the use of blood from homosexual men, after a similar clause was recently changed in Britain. The proposed change would allow any man who has had same-sex intercourse 10 or more years ago to donate blood [...]