Entry #165: Blood donations by MSMs in Australia

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RegionAustralia
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (1-year deferral)
Start Date1996
End DateJan 31, 2021
DescriptionThe Red Cross controls blood donations in Australia and it has a ban on MSMs active in the last year
Sourceshttp://www.donateblood.com.au/files/documents/14365596%20Male%20to%20Male%20A4%20March%202013%20WEB.pdf


Revision History (2)

Revision by Pyrasaurus

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End Date9999-12-122021-01-31

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueBanned (1-year deferral)
Value Specialna
NoteThis is not decided at the Federal level, but at the territorial government level.The Red Cross controls blood donations in Australia and it has a ban on MSMs active in the last year
Sourceshttp://www.donateblood.com.au/files/documents/14365596%20Male%20to%20Male%20A4%20March%202013%20WEB.pdf
Reports (8)
  • Newer law has been passed "It looks like it’s 3 months now https://www.donateblood.com.au/lgbtqi-donors"
  • Status is not correct "3 Month Deferral"
  • Newer law has been passed "https://www.tga.gov.au/tga-approves-reduction-deferral-period-whole-blood-donors-sexual-activity-risk-factors this was changed earlier this year to be 3 months in specific circumstances"
  • Sources are invalid or broken "https://www.donateblood.com.au/sexual-activity-deferral-review Broken link on site. This link goes to the site for the review of the deferral period, expected to be changed to 6-month deferral period."
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct "Some states adopted a 1-year deferral in 1996 , but on a national level it hasn't been done until 2000. In October 2000 , New South Wales became the last Australian state to introduce a 1-year deferral."
  • Status is not correct "The Red Cross controls blood donations in Australia and it has a ban on MSMs active in the last year http://www.donateblood.com.au/files/documents/14365596%20Male%20to%20Male%20A4%20March%202013%20WEB.pdf"
  • Other information is incorrect "Australian Red Cross Blood Service is the sole provider of government sponsored blood services, and its policies represents all Australian states and territories. http://www.donateblood.com.au/files/documents/14365596%20Male%20to%20Male%20A4%20March%202013%20WEB.pdf Its policy currently is a 12 month deferral."

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