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October 30, 2014 5:10 PM

Decades-old ban on blood donation by gay men draws scrutiny

The FDA bans any man who has had sex with another man even once since 1977 from donating blood. The 31-year-old policy created during the AIDS crisis has been under fire from gay rights groups in recent months and will be up for discussion at a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services meeting in November.

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