Entry #400: Blood donations by MSMs in Arkansas

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RegionArkansas
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (indefinite deferral)
Start Date1983
End DateDec 21, 2015
DescriptionThough the deferral impacts all MSMs who have had sex with a man since 1977, the policy did not go into effect until 1983. The policy applied retroactively to 1977.
Sourceshttp://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/BloodBloodProducts/QuestionsaboutBlood/ucm108186.htm


Revision History (2)

Revision by JerofDoorhandle

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date9999-12-122015-12-21

Revision by imullin01

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueBanned (indefinite deferral)
Value Specialna
Start Date1977-01-011983-01-01
NoteThis is decided at the federal level by the FDA, which has given an indefinite ban.Though the deferral impacts all MSMs who have had sex with a man since 1977, the policy did not go into effect until 1983. The policy applied retroactively to 1977.
Sourceshttp://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/BloodBloodProducts/QuestionsaboutBlood/ucm108186.htm
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Per the FDA men who have sex with men are deferred for 3 months. No Arkansas state law states otherwise."
  • Other information is incorrect "Effective date is 1983. Ban worked retroactively, applying to any man having engaged in sex with another man since 1977. This date is commonly confused by many. Also, the "N/A" should be adjusted to "Indefinite Ban""

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