Blood ban to change?

The government is to make an announcement “in the near future”regarding the ban on bisexual and gay men, and their female partners, donating blood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health Anne Milton MP told the House of Commons today.  She said, “I understand that there has been a lot of concern that the rules are outdated, and we will make an announcement on the issue at some point in the near future.”

The previous government initiated a review of the ban in 2009 and its findings are to be published soon: internet rumours suggest it will reduce the life ban for men who have sex with men to a five years.