Entry #10017: Blood donations by MSMs in Greece

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RegionGreece
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (indefinite deferral)
Start Datepast
End DateJan 10, 2022
DescriptionIn order to donate blood, blood donors had to fill out a form called "Blood Donor History”, issued by the National Blood Donation Center, which stated that donating blood is prohibited for “anyone who had been in a homosexual relationship since 1977”
Sourceshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_donation_restrictions_on_men_who_have_sex_with_men
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "In January 10, 2022 the Greek Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris, and the Deputy Minister of Health, Mina Gaga signed the determination of the content of the "Blood Donor History". In the new form, sexual orientation is disconnected from the criteria that must be met by prospective blood donors"


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NoteBlood donation by MSM donors in Greece is bannedIn order to donate blood, blood donors had to fill out a form called "Blood Donor History”, issued by the National Blood Donation Center, which stated that donating blood is prohibited for “anyone who had been in a homosexual relationship since 1977”

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End Date2021-10-012021-09-24

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NoteBlood donation by MSM in Greece is bannedBlood donation by MSM donors in Greece is banned

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End Date2020-01-019999-12-12
Noteits banned Blood donation by MSM in Greece is banned
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "The health minister of Greece removed a document that prohibited blood donation by anyone who had a same sex relationship since 1977, so now msms can donate blood legally, without having any problem (https://www.thetoc.gr/politiki/article/pros-katargisi-eggrafo-ntropi-opoios-eixe-esto-kai-mia-omofulofiliki-sxesi-apo-to-77-den-dinei-aima---parembasi-pleuri/?amp=true)"

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