Entry #1186: Blood donations by MSMs in British Columbia

Current Version

RegionBritish Columbia
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (3-month deferral)
Start DateJun 3, 2019
End DateSep 30, 2022
DescriptionMSMs were previously put on indefinite deferral until the 2013 announcement by Canadian Blood Services, then further reduced to 3 months in 2019.
Sourceshttps://www.blood.ca/en/about-us/media/newsroom/blood-donation-waiting-period-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men-reduced-to-three-months


Revision History (2)

Revision by Notdog1996

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date9999-12-122022-09-30

Revision by aidanwelsford

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueBanned (5-year deferral)Banned (3-month deferral)
Start Date2013-07-222019-06-03
NoteMSMs were previously put on indefinite deferral until the 2013 announcement by Canadian Blood Services.MSMs were previously put on indefinite deferral until the 2013 announcement by Canadian Blood Services, then further reduced to 3 months in 2019.
Sourceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Blood_Services#MSM_Ban http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/canada-lifts-ban-on-gay-men-donating-blood-must-be-abstinent-for-5-years-1.1291754https://www.blood.ca/en/about-us/media/newsroom/blood-donation-waiting-period-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men-reduced-to-three-months
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "3 month"
  • Newer law has been passed "As of June 3rd, 2019, men who have sex with men can donate blood three months after their last sexual contact with another man. https://blood.ca/en/news-and-events/newsroom/blood-donation-waiting-period-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men-reduced-to-three-months"

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