Thread: Donating blood
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Old 07.08.2020, 16:55
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Re: Donating blood

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Homosexual males, or more precisely males which ever had a sexual intercourse with another male, have been banned for many, many years as well, even when it was decades ago. This has been only lifted very recently.
TBF there was a very good reason for that, in the early days of understanding HIV/AIDS, when quite a number of people had contracted it through contaminated blood transfusions.

Of course, they quite soon developed screening for it that was applied to all new donors, but the ban was left in place for much longer, just to be on the safe side.
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