Entry #11977: Blood donations by MSMs in Taiwan

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RegionTaiwan
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (5-year deferral)
Start DateMay 2018
End Datenow
DescriptionIn March 2018, the Government gazetted, for a two-month public consultation, amendments to the Standards on Assessing Donor Suitability for Blood Donation that included allowing gay and bisexual men who have not had sex with another man for five years to donate blood. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare said that the abstinence period would be further reduced to one year in the future, so as to bring the Taiwanese standard in line with Western countries.
Sourceshttp://gazette.nat.gov.tw/egFront/detail.do?metaid=97210&log=detailLog http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/01/23/2003686264 https://tw.appledaily.com/new/realtime/20180122/1283356/ https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3346970

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