Reports suggest the United Kingdom's current policy banning gay men from donating blood is to be amended so that gay men who have not had same-gender sex for a decade can now legally donate.
Ministers are said to be contemplating changing the policy based on legal advice that a blanket ban is likely unlawful under Britain's equality laws.
But why specifically a ten year period?
From Pink News:
"While donated blood is screened for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a small number of infected donations are missed due to the time between infection with HIV and it being detected in blood tests."
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