End the U​.​S. FDA's ban on gay and bisexual men/MSM from donating blood!

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Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration eased the MSM (men who have sex with men) blood ban to donors who haven't had sex for 3 months but still bans sexually active gay/bisexual men from donating blood. 

The FDA’s blood ban is among one of the most discriminatory & antiquated policies that exist in the United States today. It’s critical we eliminate policies that discourage and discriminate against potential life-saving donors.  

In a study by the Williams Institute in 2014, if the MSM ban was eliminated, more than 600,000 additional pints of blood could be provided - which in theory could help save the lives of over one million people.

The American Red Cross has also spoken out, releasing a statement that reads: "The American Red Cross believes blood donation eligibility should not be determined by methods that are based upon sexual orientation"

Current restrictions not only affect gay men, but extend to anyone who has sex with a bisexual/gay man who has had sex with men, whether they are male or female. Additionally, this ban affects sperm, organ and plasma donation policies.

Donation policies should be based on science, not stereotypes, stigma or sexuality.

We are calling on the FDA to reform it’s outdated ban on MSM blood donation and encourage ALL to donate!