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FDA Leaves Blood Donation Ban In Place

Despite the criticisms by the Red Cross, America’s Blood Centers, the international blood association AABB, and other blood advocate groups, despite the increasing sophistication of tests to detect HIV, despite the appearance of discriminatory practices, despite thoughtful editorials by respected bioethicists, the FDA has reiterated its long-standing ban on gay men donating blood.

-Kelly Hills

Originally posted at the American Journal of Bioethics Editors Blog.