Skip to comments.FDA eases restrictions on gay blood donors amid 'urgent need'
Posted on 04/03/2020 8:06:59 AM PDT by mykroar
Amid what its calling an urgent need for blood, the Food and Drug Administration revised its blood donor guidelines on Thursday, significantly easing the restrictions on men who have sex with men.
The new guidelines reduce the donation deferral period for sexually active gay and bisexual men from 12 months to three, meaning these otherwise healthy men will now have to abstain from same-sex sexual activity for 90 days before they are eligible to donate blood.
Other 12-month deferral periods have also been shortened under the new guidelines, including those for people who have traveled to areas with certain endemic diseases, those who have engaged in injection drug use and people who have participated in commercial sex work.
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They test blood for HIV before using it on others. Doesn’t that HIV test work?
I don’t know. But if there are anti-COVID-19 antibodies present, which is the whole point of the plasma donations, it follows automatically, that the donor is not infested with HIV, or that it has not yet taken over. They’re saying that 3 months after the last time they did it with a man is sufficient time for the HIV to take hold or not, and that it’s safe to assume that it did not, since he has antibodies. I think that, plus the HIV test, is sufficient proof of the safety of the plasma.
Wheres Trump? This is endangering everyones health. Why is the president allowing it?
How is this his call? He is not in charge of this crap. President Trump cannot be everywhere.
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