Press release: Landmark change to blood donation criteria

New criteria focuses on individual behaviours, and lifts a blanket deferral for men who have had sex with men in the last 3 months Policy is based on findings from the FAIR report Changes will have no impact on the safety of blood donated in the UKMen who have sex with men in a long-term relationship will be able to donate blood in England following changes to blood donation criteria announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock today. The move, which will also be implemented in each of the devolved administrations, sees the UK become one of the first countries in the world to adopt a…

Comments Off on Press release: Landmark change to blood donation criteria

Press release: Landmark change to blood donation criteria

EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 MONDAY 14 DECEMBERLANDMARK CHANGE TO BLOOD DONATION CRITERIANew criteria focuses on individual behaviours, and lifts a blanket deferral for men who have had sex with men in the last three months Policy is based on findings from the FAIR report Changes will have no impact on the safety of blood donated in the UKMen who have sex with men in a long-term relationship will be able to donate blood in England following changes to blood donation criteria announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock today. The move, which will also be implemented in each of the devolved administrations, sees the UK become one…

Comments Off on Press release: Landmark change to blood donation criteria