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Join the Discussion

On Thursday, June 28, at 4pm EDT, the Huffington Post is sponsoring a live discussion about the FDA’s gay blood ban.  We encourage everyone to tune in and voice their opinions!  Learn more about the live discussion here.  Read up on … Continue reading

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Wins and Losses

On May 8, North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.  We are sorely disappointed by the outcome of this referendum vote.  However, we cannot give up the fight.  The LGBT Rights Movement is happening now, and we cannot … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial in The Eagle

The Eagle staff wrote an editorial about our work.  Read it here: http://www.theeagleonline.com/opinion/story/staff-editorial-assuring-the-ability-to-give/ Thanks for your support, Eagle Staff!

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Article in The Eagle

Pick up this week’s edition of American University’s student newspaper, The Eagle, to read about Red is in the Rainbow.  Read online here: http://www.theeagleonline.com/news/story/freshmen-fight-fda-blood-donation-ban/

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HIV Testing Technology and the Gay Blood Ban

As HIV tests improve their accuracy, the reasoning behind the FDA’s gay blood ban becomes more and more outdated.  Read about the blood ban and how it is affected by current HIV testing technology here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/with-better-hiv-tests-should-fda-end-its-ban-on-gay-men-donating-blood/2012/04/16/gIQAT2a6LT_story.html

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Notice to the Federal Register

Read the official notice by the Department of Health and Human Services here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/03/13/2012-6091/request-for-information-rfi-on-design-of-a-pilot-operational-study-to-assess-alternative-blood-donor#p-3

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Taking Steps: What the US Department of Health and Human Services is Doing

The US Department of Health and Human services has begun to study the possibility of changing blood donation regulations to allow gay men to donate.  Find out more by reading here: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/03/13/hhs-studying-feasibility-of-allowing-gay-men-to-donate-blood/

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