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FDA lifts formal ban on blood donations from gay men. New policy requires year of abstinence

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 Cinnamon    14,263

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dcbc7a97ad334784b7ceb9936985b667/fda-lifts-formal-ban-blood-donations-gay-men-new-policy

That's all the article says, is what's in the title. So... I'm supposed to take someone's word for it? Or will there be a supreme court case against the rule by FDA citing it as a violation of civil rights of the blood donors? Oh, the implications of this.  What could possibly go wrong here?

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 CGK    2,147

There is a catch....LOL

Officials are replacing the blanket ban with a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with another man in the previous year. While the policy has been criticized by activists, the FDA stance is in line that of other countries, including Australia and the U.K.

The lifetime ban was put in place during the early AIDS crisis.

http://wjla.com/news/nation-world/fda-lifts-ban-on-blood-donations-from-gay-men-with-a-catch

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