Entry #210: Blood donations by MSMs in Israel

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IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (indefinite deferral)
Start Date1980
End DateMay 31, 2017
Sourceshttp://www.gaystarnews.com/article/israel%E2%80%99s-new-health-minister-remove-ban-gay-blood-donations250313 http://www.mdais.com/Blood_services/Blood_Donation/

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edited by beeurd

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End Date(none)May 31, 2017

created by bradcoffey106

Original entry
StatusBanned (indefinite deferral)
Start Date1980
End Date(none)
Sourceshttp://www.gaystarnews.com/article/israel%E2%80%99s-new-health-minister-remove-ban-gay-blood-donations250313 http://www.mdais.com/Blood_services/Blood_Donation/
Reports (26)
  • Status is not correct "Gay men can donate blood regardless of when they last had sex. The blood is frozen and used after three months, but they can donate it whenever they want. https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/sexuality/agenda/article/2018/01/12/israel-has-lifted-its-ban-gay-and-bi-men-donating-blood https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/01/11/israel-to-allow-gay-and-bisexual-men-to-donate-blood-regardless-of-when-they-last-had-sex/ https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-pilot-program-will-allow-gay-israeli-men-to-donate-blood-1.5730127"
  • Status is not correct "I am Living in Israel and Blood donations are legal since 2018"
  • Other "https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-pilot-program-will-allow-gay-israeli-men-to-donate-blood-1.5730127"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "In 2019, a law was passed to fight indefinite referrals "
  • Newer law has been passed "I’ve never heard this from gay Israelis in the army who give blood every year. "
  • Status is not correct "https://www.mdais.org/blood-donation/who-can-donate According to Magen David Adom a man may donate blood 12 months after having sex with a fellow man."
  • Status is not correct "In Israel blood donations by MSM is legal and permitted. "
  • Status is not correct
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct "nobody asks you"
  • Status is not correct "Since 2018, it is legal to donate blood by MSMS."
  • Status is not correct "As of April 2018, LGBT+ blood donations are accepted, but are checked more strenuously than other donations. See: https://www.timesofisrael.com/gay-bisexual-men-cleared-to-donate-blood-in-pilot-program/"
  • Newer law has been passed "There is no deferral on donating blood anymore in Israel"
  • Status is not correct "Gay men can donate blood if they didn't have sex one year prior to the donation. Also, they can donate even if they did have sex in the last 12 months, but then only their blood plasma will be used. "
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Since 1 June 2017, gay and bisexual men in Israel have been allowed to legally donate blood following a one-year deferral period. However, no deferral was in place for lesbians or bisexual women.[60] In January 2018, the Health Ministry approved new regulations allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood, regardless of when they last had sex; just like for straight men. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4975976,00.html https://www.mdais.org/%D7%A9%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%95%D7%AA%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%91%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%AA%D7%99-%D7%94%D7%93%D7%9D/%D7%9E%D7%99-%D7%99%D7%9B%D7%95%D7%9C-%D7%9C%D7%90-%D7%99%D7%9B%D7%95%D7%9C-%D7%9C%D7%AA%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%9D-%D7%93%D7%9D http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/01/11/israel-to-allow-gay-and-bisexual-men-to-donate-blood-regardless-of-when-they-last-had-sex/"
  • Status is not correct "https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Gay-men-allowed-to-donate-blood-through-Magen-David-Adom-in-new-policy-533355"
  • Status is not correct "https://www.timesofisrael.com/gay-bisexual-men-cleared-to-donate-blood-in-pilot-program/"
  • Status is not correct "Israel allows lgbt to donate blood with no wait since 2018"
  • Status is not correct "today gays can donate, the blood donation is being stored and the next time you donate they check the second donation for HIV and use the first if it passed the tests"
  • Status is not correct "Blood donations by lgbt is now accepted."
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "The current version of Magen David Adom's website (Israel's equivalent of the Red Cross) states (in Hebrew) that gays may donate blood if 12 months have passed since the last sexual intercourse, otherwise the blood will be frozen for 4 months to detect certain diseases (they probably mean AIDS and Hepatitis). https://www.mdais.org/%D7%A9%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%95%D7%AA%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%91%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%AA%D7%99-%D7%94%D7%93%D7%9D/%D7%9E%D7%99-%D7%99%D7%9B%D7%95%D7%9C-%D7%9C%D7%90-%D7%99%D7%9B%D7%95%D7%9C-%D7%9C%D7%AA%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%9D-%D7%93%D7%9D"
  • Status is not correct "The Israeli government removed the ban in 2018 "
  • Status is not correct "blood donations are restricted for men who have reported having sexual intercourse with other men and transsexuals, not all queer people."