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Blood Donor Deferral


FDA Policy on Blood Donations from Men Who Have Sex with Other Men

Donor deferral policy based on other potential risk factors

Public Meetings

FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee, May 16, 2012 - Committee update

  • Committee update on HHS activities related to the evaluation of the donor deferral
    policy for men who have had sex with other men.
    Webcast Video disclaimer icon . You will need to scroll the time counter (directly below the video window) to 5:42. (5 hours 46 minutes)


Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA), June 10-11, 2010


Behavior-Based Blood Donor Deferrals in the Era of Nucleic Acid Testing, March 8, 2006 FDA Public Workshop


Blood Products Advisory Committee Meeting, January 14, 2000 to consider FDA blood or plasma donor deferral policy related to men who have had sex with men (MSMs) ~ Blood Donor Deferral for MSMs


Blood Donor Suitability Workshop, November 23, 1998