Sweden to end ban on gay blood donors

Published: December 1, 2009

Sweden to end ban on gay blood donors

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will lift its ban on gay blood donors as of March 1, 2010, but will restrict donations to gay men who have not had sex with a man for a year, national health authorities said Tuesday.

"Men who have had sex with men will no longer be permanently barred from donating blood," the National Board of Health and Welfare said in a statement released on World AIDS Day.

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