Entry #1298: Blood donations by MSMs in South Africa

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RegionSouth Africa
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
Start DateJan 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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Revision by DuffdeNecker

Old Value (Original) New Value (Current)
ValueBanned (6-month deferral)Legal
Start DateMay 2014Jan 2014

imullin01 created this entry.