Entry #2021: Blood donations by MSMs in Uruguay

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RegionUruguay
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusLegal
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionNo restrictions about gay sex
Sourceshttp://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias/2015/12/151222_salud_paises_prohiben_donar_sangre_homosexuales_lv
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "By national decree 385/005 some population groups cannot donate blood, among homosexual sex. In a binding MERCOSUR Regulation (NÂș 07-2014) the Common Group obliges to review and eradicate this article. In practice, the decree is still active but not taken into consideration by the public health system nor by private health corporations (except a few very religious ones)."
  • Status is not correct "provided they were not sexually active for 12 months"
  • Status is not correct "MSMS are not officially allowed to donate blood, although some institutions do not ban it anymore. There is a decree (Decreto No 385/000) that prevents MSMS from donating blood. "
  • Status is not correct "1 year deferral,under revision. "

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