After FDA Policy Shift, OneBlood Should Accept Blood From Gay Men Within Six Months

The Food and Drug Administration is doing away with a ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men.

OneBlood Northeast Florida Spokeswoman Odette Struys calls the ban “outdated,” adding that HIV testing is much more reliable today than it once was. And she says all donated blood undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it’s disease free.

The Food and Drug Administration is doing away with a ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men.

OneBlood Northeast Florida Spokeswoman Odette Struys calls the ban “outdated,” adding that HIV testing is much more reliable today than it once was. And she says all donated blood undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it’s disease free.