Kerry Demands Gay Blood Ban Review

A June 9 letter to the chair of the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability from Sen. Kerry and Rep. Mike Quigley, Democrat of Illinois, was co-signed by thirty-three representatives and nine senators. [...]

June 11th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy, Bone Marrow|

HHS Considers lifting Gay Blood Ban

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services Blood Committee will review it's policy on banning Gay men from donating blood. Following up on a March announcement from the Department of Health and Human [...]

June 7th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy, Bone Marrow|

Senators Ask for Gay Blood Ban Review

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., didn’t mince words Thursday in calling for the repeal of the long-standing ban on gay men donating blood. “Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban,” Kerry said  [...]

June 2nd, 2010|Categories: Advocacy, Bone Marrow|

Gay Blood Ban

16 senators called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end the ban on blood donations by gay men. In a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Thursday, the senators called the policy [...]

May 30th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy, Bone Marrow|

Banning All Gay Men from Donating Blood Is Unscientific and Wrong

Gay men are banned from blood and bone marrow donations in the United States and Canada.  Aside from inequity, this impacts directly on the survival of cancer patients seeking bone marrow or blood donations from [...]

May 26th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy, Bone Marrow|

People with AIDS more likely to develop cancers

As people live longer with the virus, they are becoming far more likely than the rest of the population to develop cancers that were not previously associated with AIDS, research has found. "We're seeing high [...]

May 25th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|