Entry #479: Blood donations by MSMs in Iceland

Current Version

IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (3-month deferral)
Start DateSep 14, 2021
End Datenow
DescriptionIceland has now partially allowed MSMs to donate blood, but only after a 4-month deferral.

Revision History (3)

Revision by DuffdeNecker

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (3-month deferral)

Revision by chae

Old Value New Value
Start Date0000-01-012021-09-14
NoteIceland bans men who have sex with men from donating blood.Iceland has now partially allowed MSMs to donate blood, but only after a 4-month deferral.
Sourceshttp://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/04/iceland-lawsuit-challenges-ban-on-gay-men-donating-blood/ http://www.gayiceland.is/2014/wants-blood-ban-lifted/ http://www.blodbankinn.ishttps://www.aabb.org/news-resources/news/article/2021/09/14/iceland-to-end-indefinite-donor-deferral-of-gay-bisexual-men

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueBanned (indefinite deferral)
Value Specialambiguous
NoteSeveral criteria are given to donate, but homosexuality is not mentioned.Iceland bans men who have sex with men from donating blood.
Sourceswww.blodbankinn.is/http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/04/iceland-lawsuit-challenges-ban-on-gay-men-donating-blood/ http://www.gayiceland.is/2014/wants-blood-ban-lifted/ http://www.blodbankinn.is
Reports (3)
  • Status is not correct "There are several criteria and among them is that if you're male and have had sex with another male, you can not give blood. "
  • Status is not correct "The policy in Iceland is clear and it excludes all men who have ever had sex with another male. That has been like that since 1980s. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/04/iceland-lawsuit-challenges-ban-on-gay-men-donating-blood/ http://www.gayiceland.is/2014/wants-blood-ban-lifted/"
  • Status is not correct "Men who have had sex with the same gender are not allowed to donate blood. The Government said in December 2014 that it would look into the matter but the permanent ban ( indefinit e deferral ) is still in place"

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