Certain blood donors are being turned away amid a national shortage. Here’s why.

  • Posted on Mar 4, 2022

Blood supplies across the nation are the lowest they’ve been in a decade, but when many gay men try to donate, they’re being turned away.

FDA-funded study aims to lift restrictions on blood donation for gay, bisexual men

  • Posted on Jan 18, 2022

The study aims to evaluate alternatives to the blood donor deferral policy known as men who have sex with men, or MSM.

Study Launched to Determine Risk of Blood Donated by Sexually Active Gay Men

  • Posted on Jan 9, 2022

A blood shortage exacerbated by the COVID pandemic is adding support to an effort to change the FDA’s longstanding ban on donations by sexually active gay men.

ADVANCE Study reexamines blood donations policy for gay and bisexual men

  • Posted on Jul 16, 2021

The country’s leading blood bank, Vitalant, OneBlood, and The American Red Cross, are participating in a new study that might

LGBTQ+ groups hopeful research effort leads to expanded blood donor eligibility

  • Posted on Jul 1, 2021

Nation’s largest blood centers collaborate on study into FDA’s ‘men who have sex with men’ deferral policies

Rep. Demings Shows Support for ADVANCE Study That Could Make it Easier for LGBTQ People to Give Blood

  • Posted on Jun 11, 2021

The ADVANCE study measures whether an individual risk assessment could replace a three month waiting period for men who have sex with men before donating blood. 

(doesn’t appear on English version of website) Nation’s Largest Blood Centers Conducting Innovative Research

  • Posted on May 18, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO and ORLANDO, Fla. and WASHINGTON, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Three of the nation’s largest blood centers have launched a pilot study through a contract funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that could

The Hill

  • Posted on Dec 15, 2020

The Hill – FDA funding study around blood donations from gay men.