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N.Y. lawmaker says blood bank turned him away 'for being gay'

State Sen. Brad Hoylman, whose district includes many of New York City's historically gay neighborhoods, said he was "turned away for being gay" when he tried to donate blood at the New York Blood Center, even though he meets the new FDA criteria.

"There’s a massive blood shortage in New York, and I tried to do my part by donating," he wrote on Twitter. "I was turned away for being gay — turns out, the FDA hasn’t implemented the new criteria for LGBTQ donors they announced last month."

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