Entry #1010: Blood donations by MSMs in Tennessee

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IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (indefinite deferral)
Start Date1983
End Datenow
DescriptionBan on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Tennessee follows the FDA’s 12-month deferral policy for men who have sex with men (MSM), meaning MSM donors must wait at least 12 months after their last sexual contact with a man before donating. There is no ban on all LGBTQ blood donors, only a deferral for 12 months for MSM donors. This was confirmed by Dr. Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Program for LGBTI Health."
  • Status is not correct "In a lesbian marriage we are legal to donate"

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