Banning Gay Men from Donating Blood

TitleBanning Gay Men from Donating Blood
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCox-White, B, Connolly, P, Englehardt, E, Hinman, L, Ladenson, R, Leever, M
Pagination1 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsHUMAN rights , MEDICINE , public safety
AbstractIn 2000, the FDA voted narrowly to continue a ban on gay men donating blood that was first imposed in 1985 as a response to the high rate of AIDS among that section of the population. While the American Red Cross argues that the continuation of the ban helps keep the blood supply clean, many gay activist and blood banks argue that the ban unfairly discriminates against gay men.
NotesCase from the 2001 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2001.
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