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Blood Ban to be relaxed further

The Government has announced that the deferral blood donation period for men who have sex with men will be reduced from 12 months to three months. The change will be brought forward next year (2018). The announcement noted that this move would increase the supply of donor blood available for life-saving operations. As important for many people is that it […]

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Donation Day One in Northern Ireland

The complete ban in Northern Ireland on bisexual and gay men and their partners donating blood ended yesterday and many more people are now allowed to give blood. The change was announced in June as a consequence of the Stormont Assembly elections the previous month. It had been impossible to achieve previously but the elections brough a change in which […]

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