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On Trump’s FDA Pick & The Gay Blood Ban [VIDEO]

Activist Matt Baume takes a look at the FDA’s recently amended ban on blood donations from gay men and what may come once notoriously anti-gay Tom Price takes over the agency. From the clip description: “Back in the 80s, when the ban was created, it was a best-guess effort to keep blood donations safe since there hadn’t been much research …

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FDA Lifts Lifetime Gay Blood Ban

The Associated Press reports: The nation’s three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can donate. The Food and Drug Administration said it is replacing the lifetime ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had sex with a man in the previous …

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Twitter Ends Blood Drive Over Gay Ban

Twitter has ended its participation in blood drives after a gay man was rejected from donating at their San Francisco headquarters. International Business Times reports: “These are the only policies that the FDA has based on a person’s identification and not any type of risky behavior that they’re engaged in,” said Jim Halloran, Twitter’s Associate Manager of Sales Operations and President …

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