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Tim Farron MP submits bill to end "gay blood donation ban"

February 11, 2016 7:48 AM
Originally published by LGBT+ Liberal Democrats
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Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has tabled a parlimentary bill that would end the ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men. Talking about the bill, he said "The current law which bars sexually active gay men is scientifically and socially outdated, deeply and unjustly stigmatising, and urgently needs to change. In 2016 I cannot see why we can't support an evidence based approach. I hope my bill today is another stage in the long running campaign to deliver equality."

You can follow the progress of the "Blood Donor (Equality)" bill - "A Bill to make provision about the conditions to be met by male blood donors, including removing the restrictions relating to blood donation from men who have sexual intercourse with men" - on parliament's web site.