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Assemblymembers Bloom, Garcia and Low Join EQCA In Urging the FDA to Develop Blood Donation Policies Based on Risk Assessment


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Assemblymembers Bloom, Garcia and Low Join EQCA In Urging the FDA to Develop Blood Donation Policies Based on Risk Assessment

Los Angeles - Yesterday, AJR 16, authored by Assemblymembers Richard Bloom, Eduardo Garcia and Evan Low and sponsored by Equality California, was introduced in the State Assembly in response to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new blood donor guidelines that continue to discriminate against gay and bisexual men. The new proposed FDA guidelines would continue to prohibit blood donation from all sexually active gay and bisexual men. Specifically, all men who have had sex with another man within the past 12 months would be prohibited from donating blood.

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