Entry #5: Blood donations by MSMs in Canada

Current Version

RegionCanada
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (1-year deferral)
Start DateJan 2016
End DateMay 9, 2019
DescriptionHealth Canada approved Canadian Blood Services’ proposal to reduce the blood donation ineligibility period for men who have sex with men from five years to one year.
Sourceshttps://blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible/men-who-have-sex-men


Revision History (3)

Revision by vviet93

Old Value New Value (Current)
Start Date2016-08-012016-01-01
End Date9999-12-122019-05-09

Revision by alexkillby

Old Value New Value
ValueBanned (5-year deferral)Banned (1-year deferral)
Start Date2013-07-222016-08-01
Start Date Unknownday
NoteHealth Canada changed the indefinite deferral period to a 5-year deferral, effective July 22, 2013.Health Canada approved Canadian Blood Services’ proposal to reduce the blood donation ineligibility period for men who have sex with men from five years to one year.
Sourceshttp://www.blood.ca/CentreApps/Internet/UW_V502_MainEngine.nsf/page/MSM http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-blood-donation-rules-take-effect-in-canada-two-decades-after-tainted-blood-inquiry-1.1378949 http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/05/22/blood-policy-men.htmlhttps://blood.ca/en/blood/am-i-eligible/men-who-have-sex-men
Reports (1)
  • Date is incorrect "Dates are incorrect, and overlaps multiple timelines in conflict as described on blood.ca."

Revision by imullin01

Old Value (Original) New Value
Start Date2013-05-222013-07-22
NoteHealth Canada changed the indefinite deferral period to a 5-year deferral, effective July 22, 2013.
Sourceshttp://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-blood-donation-rules-take-effect-in-canada-two-decades-after-tainted-blood-inquiry-1.1378949 http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/05/22/blood-policy-men.htmlhttp://www.blood.ca/CentreApps/Internet/UW_V502_MainEngine.nsf/page/MSM http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-blood-donation-rules-take-effect-in-canada-two-decades-after-tainted-blood-inquiry-1.1378949 http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/05/22/blood-policy-men.html
Reports (24)
  • Status is not correct "Blood Donation by MSMS in Canada is still banned with a deferral. But the deferral is now 1 Year, not 5. There's also people who want to change it to 3 months."
  • Status is not correct "As of 2016 the deferral is one year"
  • Status is not correct "1 year defferal in effect"
  • Status is not correct "Gay men need to be abstinent for 1 year prior to donating blood"
  • Status is not correct "Need to be abstinent from same-sex activity for 12 months. For example, a man cannot donate if he's engaged in sexual activity with another man; a woman cannot donate if she's engaged in sexual activity with a man whom has participated in the formerly mentioned example. Proper date: August 15, 2016 Source: Canadian Blood Services Note: currently a blood donor and gay (abstinent)"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "It's now 1 year"
  • Status is not correct "Must abstain from same sex relations for at least one year prior to donating "
  • Status is not correct "Still one year deferral"
  • Status is not correct "Deferral period is no longer 5 years. It is now 1 year. See Canadian Blood Services link at https://blood.ca/en/men-who-have-sex-men"
  • Status is not correct "The deferral period is 1 year as of 2016"
  • Newer law has been passed "As of Aug 15, 2016 the waiting period has been reduced to 1 year. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/gay-men-blood-donations-1.3643761"
  • Status is not correct "1 yr deferral as of August 2016. https://blood.ca/en/men-who-have-sex-men/MSM_FAQ"
  • Status is not correct "It's one year now "
  • Newer law has been passed "Deferral has been reduced to 1 year."
  • Status is not correct "This was updated to reduce the ineligibility period from 5 years to 1 year as of August 15, 2016 (https://blood.ca/en/men-who-have-sex-men)"
  • Status is not correct "The deferral has been reduced to 12 months , after Health Canada , the health regulator in the country , approved such a submission by the Canadian Blood Services and Hema Quebec , the blood collection agency in the province of Quebec. The new pokicy becaame effective August 15th , 2016."
  • Status is not correct "It is now only a year deferral "
  • Status is not correct "Deferral period was changed to 1 year in June 2016"
  • Newer law has been passed "In August, the deferral period will be only one year."
  • Newer law has been passed "Reduced to One Year, bummer.."
  • Status is not correct "Banned (1-year deferral)"
  • Status is not correct "Recently changed to 1 year. "
  • Date is incorrect "From official source, the month should be June (not may) for the origin of this status: http://www.blood.ca/CentreApps/Internet/UW_V502_MainEngine.nsf/page/MSM"

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