Allow all those who wish to donate and can do so safely the ability to do so
Our Work FreedomToDonate is a growing and passionate team of volunteers with political, campaign and PR backgrounds. We are supported by the National AIDS Trust and working alongside other National LGBT and HIV charities such as Stonewall to raise awareness of the current regulations on blood donation, and to guide the ongoing re- view into who can safely donate blood. Long Term Goal In November 2015 in the House of Commons in answer to a question on the campaign, the Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison MP announced a review by the Government’s advisory committee, the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Or- gans (SaBTO) into the deferral criteria for blood donation. Our long term goal is to end the current 12 month deferral period for Men who have had Sex with Men (MSM) and the blanket ban on anyone who has ever had sex for money or drugs or ever in- jected drugs. Short Term Goals Our short term aims are primarily to raise awareness of the current regulations and to apply Parliamentary and public pressure to ensure the best possible outcome of the announced review. To do this, we will be undertaking a range of third party stake- holder engagement and will be working closely with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blood Donation, for which the campaign is the Secretariat.