Published in Blood Weekly, March 10th, 2005
According investigators in the United States, "Some gay men have argued that the laboratory testing of blood is so accurate that continued deferrals based upon sexual activity are unnecessary and unjust. They also assert that they have a right to donate blood.
"There has been much debate over altering the rule barring donation from men who have had sex with other men since 1977, with blood organizations disagreeing over the best course of action."
"Two studies have indicated that changing the rule would increase the risk of human immunodeficiency...
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