In the wake of news that the American Red Cross had declared the first "national blood crisis" due to critically low blood supplies, join the Human Rights Campaign to call on federal authorities to remove unnecessary restrictions on blood donation by gay and bisexual.
"We are facing a national blood shortage. This is a crisis that can in part be addressed by modernizing the Food and Drug Administration's discriminatory policy that bans men who have sex with men from donating blood " said Joni Madison, Interim President of the Human Rights Campaign. "The current policy is outdated, does not reflect the state of the science, and continues to unfairly stigmatize one segment of society."
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