Drop in blood supply amid coronavirus sees FDA ease donor restrictions
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) eased restrictions on blood donations to allow gay men and others to donate blood in an effort to bolster a low supply depleted by coronavirus outbreak.
“We want and we need healthy people — all healthy people — to give blood,” said Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, who announced the changes in a media briefing with the FDA.
The new regulations will open up gay and bisexual men and people with recent tattoos and piercings to be eligible donors. In the past, FDA rules barred donations from men who have had sex with a man in the previous year as well as women who’ve had sex with gay or bisexual men.
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[Source: Fox News]