Entry #1298: Blood donations by MSMs in South Africa

Current Version

RegionSouth Africa
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusLegal
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.
Sourceshttp://www.mambaonline.com/2014/05/20/sas-gay-blood-donation-ban-finally-ends/


Revision History (1)

Revision by DuffdeNecker

Old Value (Original) New Value (Current)
ValueBanned (6-month deferral)Legal
Start Date2014-05-012014-01-01

imullin01 created this entry.