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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:51 PM

Mexico Lifting Gay Blood Donation Ban: Report

Mexico has reportedly become the first North American country to end its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

Blabbeando reports that new blood donation regulations came into effect Dec. 25, which screen donors based on sexual history rather than sexual orientation, meaning that HIV and Hepatitis negative gay and bisexual men with safe-sex histories may donate blood provided they are not sex workers or injecting drug users.

The report also notes that Mexico's National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED) has released a statement both confirming and applauding the new regulations.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/mexico-gay-blood-donation-ban-lift_n_2370570.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices

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Response to King_David (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:07 PM

1. Now we're losing the civil rights race to Mexico.

Freaking stellar.

(Good for them though!)

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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:35 AM

2. That was my rxn too. Nt

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