Risks are also associated with a non-MSM donors testing positive for HIV, which can have major implications as the donor's last donation could have been given within the window period for testing and could have entered the blood supply, potentially infecting blood product recipients. And the need is great: In Finland, the parliamentary ombudsman launched an investigation on the possible unconstitutionality of the lifetime ban in January Despite state of the art technology, a "window period" exists when testing may not be able to detect HIV in a person during the early stages of the disease. This week, spurred on by the National Action for Organ Donor Registration, the same discussion flared up again: The protocol that hospitals have to follow in donations states that [homosexuals] "belong to the risk-group for HIV-transfer. Furthermore, NHS Blood and Transplant are now investigating how possible it is for MSM, depending on degree of risk, to donate without even the three month deferral.
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If all eligible people participate, then there are In Juneit was concluded that the ban was not unlawful in Finland as it is based on "appropriately reasoned epidemiological information" and because it is related to sexual behaviour rather than sexual orientation. Since 10 JulyFrance implemented a 1-year deferral period policy on all gay and bisexual men donating blood. The foggy-headed authorities point to each other for statistics, but nobody seems able to produce any. Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Food and Drug Administration May