Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men.
To call attention to the FDA's blood donor deferral policy, GLAAD and GMHC's campaign illustrates how unrealistic it is to ask someone to remain celibate for a year in order to donate blood by offering "approved alternatives" to sex.
Over the past several years, in collaboration with other government agencies, the FDA has carefully examined and considered the available scientific evidence relevant to its blood donor deferral
policy for men who have sex with men, including the results of several recently completed scientific studies and recent epidemiologic data.
The claims making that characterizes reviews of the MSM blood donor deferral
policy illustrates how stakeholder participation in public policy processes becomes key to the rhetorical politics of public consultation and reputational risk management.
While some critics decry bans on peanuts as 'hysteria', the MSM blood donor deferral
rule is challenged as homophobic and discriminatory.
Whole blood donor deferral
rate and characteristics of the Turkish population.
In light of this knowledge gap, the Canadian Blood Services, Australian Red Cross and New Zealand Blood Services earlier this year announced changes in their respective blood donor deferral
policies to indefinitely defer all potential donors who volunteer that they have a history of CFS in response to general health questioning.
She had read a voluntary blood donor deferral
brochure, which identified sexual partners of those at risk as persons who should not donate--nevertheless, she did not believe that she was at risk
4 percent of all blood donor deferrals
are because of the exclusion of men who have sex with men.
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued recommendations on blood donor deferrals
for individuals in areas with recent local transmission of the disease and travelers to those areas.