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The state’s blood donation centers are sending resources to Texas hospitals affected by Harvey, now a tropical depression. OneBlood is asking Florida residents to give now.

Gay Men Still Unable To Donate Blood One Year After Pulse

Jun 16, 2017
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It’s been about a year since a gunman killed 49 people in Orlando’s Pulse Night Club – a popular spot among members of the lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender community. After the incident, people lined up to give blood, and gay men pushed for the right to help their friends. Twelve months later, a Food and Drug administration rule preventing sexually active gay men from giving blood still stands.

FDA May Lift Restrictions On Gay Blood Donations

Jul 27, 2016
OneBlood.org

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be lifting regulations on blood donations from gay men. The move comes after pressure from activists in the wake of a mass shooting at an Orlando gay club and blood shortages that followed.