Ireland Scotland NHS Ireland Scotland

THT say: ‘discriminatory blood donation restrictions remain’

Reading now: 279
www.gscene.com

The restriction relates to a three month deferral period for anyone who has a ‘partner who has, or you think may have been, sexually active in parts of the world where HIV/AIDS is very common’ and references ‘most countries in Africa’.

The question has been removed in both Scotland and Wales, but retained in England; while Northern Ireland has postponed changes until September.According to THT, the question is “vague and difficult to interpret by both individuals and healthcare professionals, but acts as a significant barrier for many who wish to donate and at the expense of the blood service’s urgent push to get more Black people to give blood.”The Government’s own independent advisory group on blood SaBTO (Advisory Committee on the Safety.

Read more on gscene.com
The website meaws.com is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News