The FDA said gay men can now donate blood.

The FDA said gay men can now donate blood.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday the lifetime ban on “gay” men donating blood has been lifted.

The ban was enacted years ago, when the AIDS crisis was in full swing. But now, in part to pressures from “gay” rights activists, the prohibition against “gay” male donations of blood has been overturned.

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The FDA said the reversal was “backed by sound science and continues to protect our blood supply,” the Associated Press reported.

Some regulations still exist, however.

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Officials have replaced the outright, life-long ban with a policy that prevents “gay” men who’ve had sex with another man in the last year from donating blood.

AP reported Australia and the United Kingdom have similar restrictions to the new FDA policy.

 

 

 

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