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Petitioning The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Repeal the ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men

Given recent technological developments in safely testing blood, the lifetime deferral on blood donations from men who have had sex with other men is outdated, unnecessary, and discriminatory. This policy causes hundreds of thousands of otherwise eligible donors to be turned away from helping save lives. We call on the FDA to cease its discriminatory practice of rejecting these blood donors, and put in place a more effective blood screening policy based on risk behaviors, rather than identifying factors.


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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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We call on the FDA to repeal the discriminatory prohibition on blood, organ and sperm donations from men who have had sex with men since 1977.

Given recent technological developments in safely testing blood, the lifetime deferral on blood donations from men who have had sex with other men is outdated, unnecessary, and discriminatory. This policy causes hundreds of thousands of otherwise eligible donors to be turned away from helping save lives. We call on the FDA to cease its discriminatory practice of rejecting these blood donors, and put in a place a more effective blood screening policy based on risk behaviors, rather than identifying factors.
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Sincerely,