SNP members urged to back calls to end ban on gay blood donors



SNP members are to debate calls to remove a ban on sexually active gay men donating blood.
Rules introduced in 2011 prevent gay men who have had sex in the past 12 months from giving blood, regardless of their relationship status and despite all blood donations already being screened for illnesses including HIV/Aids.
A motion calling on the SNP to back efforts to change the rules government blood donations will be discussed tomorrow at the party’s conference in Glasgow.
The motion, put forward by the party’s Leith branch, says the rules on blood donations should no longer be based “on a... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Health, Views: 43
Source: Scotsman
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