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Petition Calls For End To Blood Donation Ban Against Gay Men

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WASHINGTON D.C. - A push to lift the ban on gay and bisexual men from donating blood is now making waves in the nation's capitol.

An online petition started by a California congressman is asking the FDA to overturn the ban, calling it "outdated and discriminatory". Under current FDA law, any man who has had sex with another man has a lifetime deferral from donating blood, due to a higher risk of becoming infected with HIV.

Both the American Red Cross and the America Medical Association support the proposal to do away with the ban.

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