Northern Ireland lifting lifetime gay blood ban ‘noted’ by health minister

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will examine the issue and make a recommendation to the Department of Health later this month.

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Ireland’s Health Minister Simon Harris has ‘noted’ the decision in Northern Ireland to overturn the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood.

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This follows the announcement earlier today by NI Health Minister Michelle O’Neill that new policy on the issue will come into effect on 1 September.

Read more at thejournal.ie

Photo By Lance Cpl. Shawn Valosin (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1189257) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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