Gay men will be allowed to donate blood three months after having sex instead of a year after change in rules following new safety evidence



Gay men will be allowed to donate blood three months after having sex instead of a year under new rules coming into force today.
Fears over infections being passed on through donations from gay men led to an outright ban at the height of the Aids epidemic but that was cut to 12 months in 2011.
Medical advances mean the time limit is reduced further after England joined Wales and Scotland in passing the legislation earlier this year.
'We have one of the safest blood supplies in the world,' said Dr Gail Miflin, medical and research director at NHS Blood and Transplant. 
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28 November 2017 in Health, Views: 60
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