End blood donation discrimination


I've called on the Scottish Government to end the blood donation ban for gay men and replace it with risk-based criteria for all potential donors.

Recently MSPs at the Public Petitions Committee heard calls for the introduction of individual risk-based blood donation.

The present ban is outdated and deeply discriminatory. Blood donation should be based on science and not on the stigma of sexuality.

My colleague Tim Farron has led calls to end this discrimination in England & Wales. Scottish Liberal Democrats would end the blood donation ban for gay men and replace it with risk-based criteria for all potential donors.


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