Blood donations from gay men
Currently the National Blood Service will only accept donations of blood from gay men if they have abstained from any form of sexual activity for a year. This is whether a condom was worn or not.
I feel that gay men are being persecuted especially when the latest statistics regarding the prevalence of infection rates show similar figures for both gay men and the heterosexual population.
Gay men are no more of a risk when donating blood than any other member of the public and it is about time that the officials took another look at its policy regarding this.
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
There is already an e-petition about this issue.
The following explanatory notes have been added:
Please see: Allow Gay Men to Donate Blood Freely
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