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Petitioning Australian Red Cross

Allow blood donations from sexually active gay men in Australia

Current policy is outdated, antiquated, non-research informed and sex preference discrimination. Transmission risk from sexually active gay men is not elevated enough to warrant deferment from donation. The Australian Red Cross currently do not accept donations from men who have had sex with men oral or anal, with or without a condom. The Australian Red Cross are always in need of vital blood donations to support the Australian healthcare system. This policy needs changed.

Letter to
Australian Red Cross
Allow blood donations from sexually active gay men in Australia

Current policy is outdated, antiquated, non-research informed and sex preference discrimination. Transmission risk from sexually active gay men is not elevated enough to warrant deferment from donation. The Australian Red Cross currently do not accept donations from men who have had sex with men oral or anal, with or without a condom. The Australian Red Cross are always in need of vital blood donations to support the Australian healthcare system. This policy needs changed.