After The Orlando Massacre, Many In The LGBTQ Community Are Turned Away From Giving Blood image

Greater Boston (WGBH), June 14, 2016
Nikki Blank, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Early in the 1980's, there was a lifetime ban or deferral for any man who had ever had sex with another man. Even once. But in May, the FDA released new recommendations that would allow gay men to donate blood with a big 'if'- if those men had been celibate for a year.  Critics charge these restrictions have no scientific bearing and are discriminatory. Harvard Law Professor Glenn Cohen (@CohenProf) joined Adam on Tuesday night to discuss these restrictions.

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