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Germany to ease rules on gay and bisexual men donating blood

Germany to ease rules on gay and bisexual men donating blood

Germany is to relax a ban requiring gay and bisexual men to abstain from sex for a year before donating blood, as the coronavirus crisis ramps up pressure on global supplies. Men in monogamous same-sex relationships will face no restrictions when donating blood, according to a new risk assessment by the health ministry and the […]

N. Ireland relaxes blood donation rules for gay, bisexual men

N. Ireland relaxes blood donation rules for gay, bisexual men

Northern Ireland will relax rules on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, the health minister said on Wednesday, advancing LGBT+ equality in the socially-conservative region of Britain. The change follows similar steps taken from Denmark to the United States and comes as some countries face blood shortages caused by COVID-19.