Entry #1983: Blood donations by MSMs in France

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RegionFrance
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (3-month deferral)
Start DateApr 2, 2020
End DateMar 15, 2022
DescriptionIn July 2019, Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn announced that the deferral period would be reduced to four months of abstinence from 2 April 2020.
Sourceshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11974746/France-to-lift-blood-donation-ban-on-gay-men.html


Revision History (2)

Deleted by beeurd

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date(NONE)Mar 15, 2022

Revision by Antinousosiris

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (3-month deferral)
Start DateNov 4, 2015Apr 2, 2020
NoteNew regulations allow for 12 months deferral. This law will be reviewed again in 2017 to consider no deferral for men who have sex with men.In July 2019, Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn announced that the deferral period would be reduced to four months of abstinence from 2 April 2020.
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New regulations allow for 12 months deferral. This law will be reviewed again in 2017 to consider no deferral for men who have sex with men. In July 2019, Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn announced that the deferral period would be reduced to four months of abstinence from 2 April 2020.
Reports (10)
  • Newer law has been passed "no defferal now, equal condition as for the hetero people"
  • Newer law has been passed "Since 2022 no deferral"
  • Status is not correct "Banned (4 months deferral) though a new law that will apply from january 2022 will allow gay/bi men to give blood without any restrictions."
  • Status is not correct "In July 2016, France implemented a 1-year deferral period policy on all gay and bisexual men donating blood. Then the blood MSM deferral policy implemented in France was lowered to 4 months effective on February 1, 2020. https://www.france24.com/en/20190717-france-12-month-deferral-blood-donations-homosexual-gay-men-four-months"
  • Newer law has been passed "Since April 2020, the deferral period has been reduced to 4 months. Ongoing bill to completely scrap it. https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/29/french-mps-debate-ending-restrictions-on-gay-blood-donors"
  • Newer law has been passed "New regulation since february 2020 reducing the 12 months deferral to 4 month (source : https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/actualites/presse/communiques-de-presse/article/agnes-buzyn-fait-evoluer-les-conditions-qui-permettent-aux-hommes-ayant-des)"
  • Status is not correct "Legislation has just changed. "
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "They lifted this ban in September o 2016. Here is a link that may be helpful: http://www.newsweek.com/france-lifts-ban-gay-bisexual-men-donate-blood-479979 "
  • Status is not correct "It was legalised on the 1st of July 2016"

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