Entry #11534: Blood donations by MSMs in Canada

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RegionCanada
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusLegal
Start DateSep 30, 2022
End Datenow
DescriptionAfter having a 3 month deferral for MSMs to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for MSMs to donate blood with no deferral as long as they have been tested negative for HIV, which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality.
Sourceshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61265645.amp https://www.blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible-donate-blood/men-who-have-sex-men
Reports (2)
  • Note field is incorrect "Straight people don't have to get an STI test???"
  • Status is not correct "While technically homosexuality and MLM are not mentioned in the most recent regulations from Sep 2022, de facto there has been no major change, as donating blood is still illegal for people who have had anal sex within the last three months, regardless of whether they have been tested for HIV. https://www.blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible-donate-blood/sexual-behaviour-based-screening"


Revision History (6)

Revision by Markissik. Correcting typo after reports

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NoteAfter having a 3 month deferral for MSMs to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for MSMs to donate blood with no deferral as long as they habe been tested negative for HIV, which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality.After having a 3 month deferral for MSMs to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for MSMs to donate blood with no deferral as long as they have been tested negative for HIV, which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality.
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After having a 3 month deferral for MSMs to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for MSMs to donate blood with no deferral as long as they habe been tested negative for HIV, which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality. have been tested negative for HIV, which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality.

Revision by Samanthos. wording

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NoteAfter having a 3 month deferral for gay people to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for gays to donate blood with no deferral as long as they tested negative for HIV. (Which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality.)After having a 3 month deferral for MSMs to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for MSMs to donate blood with no deferral as long as they habe been tested negative for HIV, which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality.
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After having a 3 month deferral for gay people to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for gays to donate blood with no deferral as long as they tested negative for HIV. (Which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality.) MSMs to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for MSMs to donate blood with no deferral as long as they habe been tested negative for HIV, which everyone has to do before donating blood, regardless of sexuality.
Reports (4)
  • Other "Spelling error. “Habe” should be “have”"
  • Note field is incorrect "Have is misspelled "
  • Status is not correct "The deferral period is for specific sexual activities, not HIV testing, it is also no longer specific to MSM"
  • Other "spelling error. "habe" should be have "

Revision by Ro_Guy

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Value(REMOVED)Legal
Reports (3)
  • Other "Anyone who has anal sex within the last 3 months cannot donate blood. While this may appear non-discriminatory the impact will be felt largely by gay men. https://www.blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible-donate-blood/sexual-behaviour-based-screening"
  • Status is not correct "Transgender women in Canada are banned from donating blood."
  • Status is not correct "Regardless of HIV test results, anyone who has had anal sex with new or multiple partners in the last 3 months are not eligible for donation. (See https://www.blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible-donate-blood/sexual-behaviour-based-screening)"

Revision by Ro_Guy

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ValueLegal(REMOVED)

Revision by Notdog1996

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End Date2022(NONE)
Reports (1)
  • Other "3 month deferral for those that engage in anal sex. Before it was only gay men, now everyone that has anal sex which imo still affects mostly gay men. https://www.blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible-donate-blood/men-who-have-sex-men"

Revision by Notdog1996

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Start DateApr 28, 2022Sep 30, 2022
End Date(NONE)2022
Sourceshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61265645.amphttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61265645.amp
https://www.blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible-donate-blood/men-who-have-sex-men
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61265645.amp https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61265645.amp https://www.blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible-donate-blood/men-who-have-sex-men

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