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FDA declines to lift ban on homosexual men as blood donors

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:722
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    An advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has narrowly voted to maintain the ban on blood donations from homosexual men. The vote was 7–6 to maintain the ban. Under the FDA's rules, men cannot give blood if they have had sex with another man at least once since 1977. …

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