Entry #194: Blood donations by MSMs in Japan

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IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (1-year deferral)
Start Date2005
End DateApr 1, 2011
DescriptionGay men in Japan are banned from donating blood following one (1) year after male-male sexual contact. Japanese Red Cross opposses this practice.
Sourceshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/anai-rhoads/gay-men-donating-blood_b_3598533.html http://hpm.org/en/Surveys/IPSS_-_Japan/05/Tightening_and_easing_blood_donor_ban_over_vCJD.html

Revision History (2)

Revision by vviet93

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End Date2011Apr 1, 2011

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
End Date(NONE)2011
Reports (3)
  • Status is not correct "In April 2011 , Japan has reduced its deferral period for MSM from 1 year to 6 months , following the introduction of a more sensisitive NAT testing . http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1423-0410.2011.01489.x/abstract ( page 18 ) http://via.library.depaul.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=jhcl ( page 45 ) https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/foi-322-1415-01.pdf ( the Australian Therapeutic Good Administration also says there is 6-month MSM donor deferral in Japan ) "
  • Status is not correct "Japan has reduced the deferral period for MSM from 1 year to six months in April 2011. That was mentioned in the article below which I have copied to you . http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/review-blood-donation-discrimination-does-not-go-far-enough240512 "
  • Status is not correct "I have done a lot of research on the issue and I found out that Japan has reduced the deferral period since the last male-to-male sexual contact from 1 year to 6 months. The change was done in April 2011."

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