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Gay Community Calls for End to US Policy Banning Blood Donations

Members of the gay community in the U.S. are calling for the lifting of a federal ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men. After this week's shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, thousands of homosexuals lined up to donate blood to survivors. However, they were turned away because of U.S. government rules that prohibit gay men from giving blood if they have been sexually active within the past year. In the wake of the shootings, the policy is causing anger...

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