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Blood donation rules eased for men who have sex with men

Clip: 01/27/2023 | 5m 36s  | Video has closed captioning.

The FDA announced plans to ease a decades-old restriction preventing men who have sex with men from donating blood. A lifetime ban was put in place during the AIDS epidemic over fears of HIV transmission. The new guidelines would ask all potential donors about their recent sexual history. Cole Williams of Pride and Plasma joined Amna Nawaz to discuss the change.

Aired: 01/27/23

Rating: NR

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