France Plans To Lift Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men
France's minister of health says letting gay men donate blood is "the end of a taboo."By Samantha Crook | November 4, 2015
France is planning on lifting its ban on blood donations from gay men.
The country's minister of health called it "the end of a taboo" in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde on Wednesday.
Many countries put restrictions on blood donations in the '80s during the AIDS epidemic before it was widely acknowledged that HIV can also be transmitted through other behaviors, including heterosexual sex.