Canadian Blood Services grilled at Gay Men's Health Summit

HIV activists at Vancouver’s ninth annual Gay Men’s Health Summit challenged Canadian Blood Services’ (CBS) ongoing — albeit shortened — ban on gay men giving blood, Nov 7.

Health Canada’s new blood donation policy — which replaced its lifetime ban on men who have had sex with men once since 1977 with a five-year deferral — took effect on July 22. Under the new policy, men who refrain from having sex with other men for five years are now eligible to donate blood.

Four representatives of Canadian Blood Services after their panel at Summit

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Canadian Blood Services grilled at Gay Men's Health Summit
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