To protect you and the research staff during study visits, we will use all mandated health protection procedures, including wearing face masks and social distancing if required.
- Posted on Apr 9, 2023
The paper has not yet been peer-reviewed or accepted for publication. The first set of results from the study is now available and can be accessed here: https://medrxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2023.04.08.23288320v1.
- Posted on Sep 30, 2022
Vitalant, OneBlood and the American Red Cross extend a thank you to the LGBTQ+ community centers, participants and countless advocates who supported the groundbreaking ADVANCE Study as we seek to make blood donation a more inclusive process.
The study aims to evaluate alternatives to the blood donor deferral policy known as men who have sex with men, or MSM.
- Posted on Jan 18, 2022
FDA-funded study aims to lift restrictions on blood donation for gay, bisexual 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.
- 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
Nation’s largest blood centers collaborate on study into FDA’s ‘men who have sex with men’ deferral policies
- Posted on Jul 1, 2021
LGBTQ+ groups hopeful research effort leads to expanded blood donor eligibility
(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
- Posted on Dec 15, 2020
The Hill – FDA funding study around blood donations from gay men.