blood donation changes
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In a historic move, Brazil’s top court has ruled that the nation’s ban on men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood is unconstitutional.

According to Reuters, seven of the 11 judges on the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled in favour of lifting the ban, which prohibited MSM from donating blood for 12 months.

The ruling which has been sitting before the Supreme Court since 2016, has been described as historic by Aliança Nacional LGBTI+, a Brazilian LGBT+ advocacy group.


The Supreme Court’s ruling follows The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s easing of restrictions for MSM who want to donate blood.

Last Updated on May 12, 2020

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