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Although the exclusion is often referred to as the “gay blood ban,” the policy is a bit more complicated than that. Transgender women who have had sex with men are also excluded by the lifetime ban, as well as all men who have sex with men, regardless of their sexual orientation. Additionally, cisgender women who have had sexual contact with an MSM, particularly those of whom are bisexual, are subject to a temporary, one-year exclusion from donation while sexually active with that partner.

That’s right. It’s now 2014 and we’re still having a conversation about healthy, non-heterosexual men (and their partners) being able to donate blood. But there’s one issue that transcends all political conversations and stigma about sexual orientation, an issue that should be the only real consideration in the blood donation debate: saving human lives.

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