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#EndTheBan PSA Illustrates Absurdity of Gay Blood Ban

Posted on September 9, 2015 at 12:53 pm by OUTtv — Make a Comment

What is the difference between gay and straight blood? The #EndTheBan campaign assures us, absolutely nothing!

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A new PSA released by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) emphasises the absurdity of the long archaic ban on donations from gay men. 

The CCDI #EndtheBan campaign aims to end the donation ban for MSM (men who have sex with men), at a time when Canadas blood supply levels are at a critical low. The ban currently prevents a substantial group of potential donors, in total an estimated – 396,000 men and trans women who are banned from donating. 

LGBT advocates and the Canadian Federation of Students have long been campaigning with Canadian Blood Services to eradicate the ban. A minor success was achieved in 2013 – when the ban was amended from a lifetime ban to allow donations from men celibate five years. 

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The CCDI #EndTheBan campaign includes not only the PSA but also an #EndTheBan petition to the CEO of Canadian Blood Services, Dr.Graham D. Sher. To sign the Change.Org petition please click here

Watch the PSA below: