October 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Lance Bass slams FDA’s ban on blood donations from gay men
Lance Bass, gay news, Washington Blade

Lance Bass (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)

Lance Bass blasted the FDA’s ban on donations from gay men in frustration over not being allowed to donate blood to victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

“How is it STILL illegal for gays to donate blood??!!” Bass tweeted. “I want to donate and I’m not allowed.”

FDA guidelines state that men can only donate blood 12 months after his last sexual contact with another man. The law came into effect in December 2015 to replace a lifetime ban against gay men donating blood.

Other gay men criticized the ban on Twitter in the wake of the tragedy which left 59 people dead and 527 injured.

 

 

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