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FDA to Revise Ban on Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual Men

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TWC News: FDA May Revise Stance on Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual Men in 2015
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Federal health officials are recommending changes to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

The existing policy prohibits any and all donations but now the Federal Drug Administration wants to change the language to ban donations from men who had sex with another man in the past year.

Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom have similar policies.

The current ban dates back to the 1980's AIDS crisis.

Many medical groups say advances in the understanding of the disease make the rule unnecessary.

The FDA will put out a full report on their recommendation in the coming year.

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