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Blood Donation Ban lifted in England, Scotland and Wales.

from BBC News:

From 7 November the ban is being lifted in England, Scotland and Wales. But men who want to donate must not have had sex with another man in the past 12 months.

This deferral period has been left in place because there is a “window period” after infection with blood-borne viruses where they are not detectable.

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By contrast, in the US, Canada, France and many other countries there is a complete ban on donations from men who have ever had sex with men.

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