Canadian Blood Services: End the deferral on gay and bisexual men from donating blood
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Canadian Blood Services: End the deferral on gay and bisexual men from donating blood

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      Canada

Whereas Canadian Blood Services and Hema Quebec are reconsidering their deferrals/bans; and

Whereas Canadian Blood Services has recently enacted a policy banning gay and bisexual men from donating blood if they have been sexually active with men within the last 5 years; and 

Whereas Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Sweden and the U.K. have enacted deferral periods of 1 year or less on donations from gay and bisexual men; and

Whereas this deferral singles out sexual orientation instead of sexual behaviour, treating many safe donors as risky and risky donors as safe; and

Whereas straight men, regardless of their sexual history can donate blood.

We the undersigned call upon Canadian Blood Services to end their 5 year deferral on gay and bisexual men from donating blood!

 

 

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Canadian Blood Services has done well to lift a lifetime ban on blood...

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      by H I
      Petition Organizer
      Canadian Blood Services has done well to lift a lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men: Editorial

      Canada's new rules governing blood donations from men who have sex with men represent a modest - but welcome - step forward. This population is no longer banned from giving. Instead, a revised restriction allows donations, though only from gay men who have stayed celibate for at least five years.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
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    • Ann Costen KITCHENER, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      End the discrimination against LGBTs!!!

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    • Fernand Comeau GATINEAU, QUEBEC, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      People what mater there sexual orientation should save lives with there blood donation.

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    • Gonzalo Perez MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
      • 2 months ago

      Gay people live as heterosexual people it seems an irracional decision

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    • Paul Beaudry GATINEAU, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      Before I came out I was on the on call list. I have over 35 donations. Now that I am gay you don't want me. You can't afford to insult people like this at the cost of Han life

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    • Ian Matthews OTTAWA, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      It is clean and it is in me to give.

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