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FDA Eases Restrictions, Allowing Gay Men to Donate Blood

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has overturned a 30-year ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. Under a new policy announced Monday, the FDA will allow donations from gay and bisexual men 12 months after their last sexual encounter with another man. "The FDA reviewed its policies regarding HIV transmission through blood products to determine appropriate changes based on the most recent scientific evidence," the agency said in a statement. The new policy is...

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