Entry #749: Blood donations by MSMs in Northern Ireland

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RegionNorthern Ireland
IssueBlood donations by MSMs
StatusBanned (indefinite deferral)
Start Date(unknown)
End DateSep 9, 2016

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Revision History (2)

edited by beeurd

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End Date(none)Sep 9, 2016

created by MatthewCarroll

Original entry
StatusBanned (indefinite deferral)
Start Date(unknown)
End Date(none)
Sourceshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18476308 http://www.nibts.org/canidonate.html
Reports (5)
  • Status is not correct "Deferral of 3 months since April 2020"
  • Status is not correct "Currently, men who have sex with men in the last 12 months are deferred from donating blood for a period of 12 months."
  • Status is not correct "Men who have sex with men may donate blood after one year of celibacy"
  • Status is not correct "There is no longer an indefinite deferral (lifetime ban). After 1 year of no sexual activity MSM can donate blood. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-36435858"
  • Status is not correct "Arlene Foster recently changed the law to the same as England, so a 1 year bane instead of indefintly"