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Senators: Lift ban on gay men donating blood
USA Today

The time has come to change a policy that imposes a lifetime ban on donating blood for any man who has had gay sex since 1977, 18 U.S. senators said Thursday. “Not a single piece of scientific evidence supports the ban,” said Sen. John Kerry, a Democrat, who joined 16 other Democrats and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders in writing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

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