Careers  |  Sign In  |  Register

Challenging the Policy Banning Blood Donations By Gay Men

Medical and legal experts are challenging the 30-year policy preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood, says an article published by CBS News. Along with two others, Glenn Cohen J.D., director of Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center, submitted an article published in JAMA urging the FDA to reconsider this policy under the claim that new technologies and advances in healthcare have rendered the lifelong-ban irrelevant. Other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Canada have made changes to similar laws, neither of which has reported an increase in HIV-positive donations. FDA spokeswoman Jennifer Rodriguez said the agency would consider making changes to the lifelong ban, following the conclusions of new research.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the article published in JAMA.