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<p>(Watch) While the LGBTQ community is well aware of the FDA&rsquo;s ban on blood donation by any man who has had sex with another man in past three months, few people are aware there is a separate ban 20 times as long for gay and bisexual donors of eye tissue. Since 1994, federal policy in the U.S. has banned men from becoming cornea donors if they have had sex with another man in the past five years. With modern HIV testing, it is no longer scientifically justified to require gay and bisexual men to be abstinent for five years in order to donate their eyes, it is well past time to end this practice as there is a horrific shortage on donated corneas across the world.</p>
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<p>(Watch) While the LGBTQ community is well aware of the FDA&rsquo;s ban on blood donation by any man who has had sex with another man in past three months, few people are aware there is a separate ban 20 times as long for gay and bisexual donors of eye tissue. Since 1994, federal policy in the U.S. has banned men from becoming cornea donors if they have had sex with another man in the past five years. With modern HIV testing, it is no longer scientifically justified to require gay and bisexual men to be abstinent for five years in order to donate their eyes, it is well past time to end this practice as there is a horrific shortage on donated corneas across the world.</p>
The ban on gay & bi men donating their eyes is leaving thousands blind
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<p>(Watch) While the LGBTQ community is well aware of the FDA&rsquo;s ban on blood donation by any man who has had sex with another man in past three months, few people are aware there is a separate ban 20 times as long for gay and bisexual donors of eye tissue. Since 1994, federal policy in the U.S. has banned men from becoming cornea donors if they have had sex with another man in the past five years. With modern HIV testing, it is no longer scientifically justified to require gay and bisexual men to be abstinent for five years in order to donate their eyes, it is well past time to end this practice as there is a horrific shortage on donated corneas across the world.</p>
The ban on gay & bi men donating their eyes is leaving thousands blind
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(Watch) While the LGBTQ community is well aware of the FDA’s ban on blood donation by any man who has had sex with another man in past three months, few people are aware t...Read More