17th June 2015
Tory MP slams Government for having ‘no research’ supporting gay blood ban 14
1:33 PM — The Government has responded to a question from a Tory MP to say there has been "no research" to support the ongoing ban on sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
5th June 2015
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Gay blood donor ban ‘makes no scientific sense’ 7
6:49 PM — Tory MP Michael Fabricant has renewed his call for the Government to lift a ban on gay and bi men giving blood if they have had sex with a man in the previous twelve months.
Warnings issued as UK blood donor numbers fall by 40% 3
2:32 PM — Warnings have been issued that the number of blood donors in the UK has fallen by 40% in the past decade.
6th December 2013
US: Department of Health asked by federal working group to look at removing lifetime gay blood ban 1
4:46 PM — A US federal working group on blood-donor policies has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a new plan to possibly allow blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
3rd August 2012
Comment: The need to reform gay blood donation is as pressing as ever 22
4:41 PM — Chris Ward led a campaign within the Liberal Democrats to end the ban on men who had had sex with men donating blood. The 12-month deferral period implemented last year, he argues, is not much better.