June 20, 2016

Boston Patch: Elizabeth Warren Calls Out 'Discriminatory Policy' on Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

A blocks-long line to donate blood in the wake of the Orlando shooting has been held up as a sign of human goodness in the face of tragedy. But it also underscored a longstanding - many say antiquated - policy that prevents the one group most directly impacted by the attack from donating.

The horrors at Orlando's Pulse gay club shone a light on the Food and Drug Administration policy, which has been on the books since 1983, implemented in the early days of the AIDS crisis. Now, Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is among legislative leaders calling on the FDA to scrap the "discriminatory policy" altogether.

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