18th May 2015
Northern Ireland’s new Health Minister vows to be ‘guided by science’ on gay blood ban
7:01 PM — Northern Ireland's new Health Minister has vowed to be "guided by science" on the gay blood ban - which his predecessors refused to lift with no evidence to support them.
29th April 2015
Tory MEP: European court ‘missed an opportunity’ to end the blood ban 4
7:57 PM — A Conservative MEP has questioned a ruling by the European Court of Justice, after the court ruled it "may be justified" to ban men who have sex with men (MSM) from giving blood for life.
10th April 2015
Brazillian politician: Let patients choose between gay and straight donor blood 6
11:55 AM — A Congressman in Brazil has come under fire for suggesting that hospital patients should be allowed the choice to reject "gay" blood.
7th February 2015
Meet the iPhone app that could test you for HIV in 15 minutes 5
3:50 PM — Researches have developed an iPhone app and dongle that can test people for HIV and syphilis - and get results within 15 minutes.
5th February 2015
Northern Irish Department of Health has no evidence to support gay blood ban 10
6:08 PM — The Northern Irish Department of Health has said it does not have any evidence to back up maintaining a lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.
4th February 2015
Canada clinic allows gay men to donate blood, but not how you think 12
3:54 PM — The Canadian Blood Service has come up with a way to allow sexually active gay men to donate blood.
25th January 2015
Ireland: Gay blood ban ‘likely’ to be relaxed to 12 months 4
12:01 PM — Ireland is likely to relax its permanent ban on gay men giving blood.
21st January 2015
Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells backs gay blood ban 91
1:04 PM — Northern Ireland's new Health Minister Jim Wells has said he supports the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood.
19th January 2015
Northern Ireland: Government spent £40,000 defending gay blood ban 7
2:57 PM — The Northern Irish government spent over £40,000 defending a decision to keep a permanent ban on gay men donating blood.
11th January 2015
Ireland: Government to consider relaxing gay blood ban 2
3:38 PM — The Irish Department of Health is currently examining a policy paper that looks at a range of options surrounding the country's ban on gay men donating blood.
5th January 2015
UK Government to consider study to allow gay, monogamous couples to donate blood 119
11:50 AM — The British Government is considering whether to conduct a study into whether gay or bisexual men in monogamous, same-sex relationships should still have to wait 12 months after having sex to donate blood.
29th December 2014
Ed Miliband: We’ve got to look at ways to make gay blood donation possible 24
7:17 PM — Ed Miliband has called for a review of the blood ban, which stops sexually active gay and bisexual men from giving blood.
14th December 2014
US officials have ‘no plans’ to lift ban on gay men giving blood 12
2:56 PM — The Food and Drug Administration has "no plans" to further discuss the possibility of lifting the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
4th December 2014
US officials refuse to lift gay blood ban 49
10:44 AM — The US Food and Drug Administration will not lift the lifetime ban preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood.
1st December 2014
Peter Tatchell: Gay blood ban should be cut to 3 months 6
12:04 PM — Peter Tatchell has called for the ban on gay men giving blood to be relaxed to three months.
28th November 2014
US: FDA ‘to consider’ relaxing gay blood ban 1
5:03 PM — The Food and Drug Administration will meet next week to consider recommendations to lift the permanent ban on gay men giving blood.
18th November 2014
UKIP doctor blasts Tory MP Michael Fabricant’s equal blood campaign 24
11:47 AM — A UKIP parliamentary candidate, who works as a hospital doctor, has criticised Tory MP Michael Fabricant’s campaign to equalise blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men.
14th November 2014
US: Panel recommends ‘relaxation’ of gay blood ban
11:37 AM — A key advisory committee has agreed that regulations banning gay men from donating blood should be slightly relaxed.
5th November 2014
WATCH: Tory MP Michael Fabricant: ‘Gay men have to lie in order to give blood’ 2
5:55 PM — In a video aired on the BBC today, Tory MP Michael Fabricant calls for the equalisation of blood donation rules for men who have sex with men.
4th November 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant to push for end to ‘illogical’ gay blood donation rules in BBC interview 19
5:05 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant’s campaign to allow gay men to donate blood moves forward tomorrow when a short film and an interview will take place on the BBC.