Lesbians can donate blood again in China

China allows lesbians to donate blood againBY SARAH VRBA

In a quiet reversal of stigmatizing legislation, China lifted a law which barred homosexual women from donating blood this week. The original legislation, which was enacted in 1998, prohibited anyone who was sexually active with the same sex from giving blood, CNN reports.

The ban still applies to men who are sexually active with other men. In this regard, China is not far different from the United States and the United Kingdom, which both have prohibitions in place against men donating blood who are sexually active with other men.

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