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LGBTQ+ exclusion on World Blood Donor Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 604: tabled on 15 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises World Blood Donor Day 2020; notes that men who have had sexual contact with other men in the last three months are excluded from donating blood; calls on the Government to work with the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs on reviewing the current blood donation policy; affirms the importance of donating blood, with just one visit capable of saving up to three lives; and asserts that the ability to donate blood, which could be used to help find a cure for covid-19, should be assessed on a case by case basis and reviewed based on the most thorough and up to date medical evidence.