Entry #1298: Blood donations by MSMs in South Africa

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RegionSouth Africa
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (6-month deferral)
Start DateMay 2014
End Datenow
DescriptionNewer law has been passed. As of 20/05/2014 South African National Blood Service (SANBS) will accept donations from anyone as long as they have been in a monogamous relationship for the prior six months, or celibate - regardless of sexual orientation. Donors will be asked about sexual history rather than sexual orientation. Six month deferral instead applies to everyone with new sexual partners.
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