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Tinder Joins HRC in Call to End the Blood Donation Ban

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Due to what critics have called a discriminatory policy, men who have sex with men remain banned from donating blood. Tinder has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign to call for an end to the ban.

The groups are urging attention to the FDA-funded study, Assessing Donor Variability And New Concepts in Eligibility, or ADVANCE Study.

In the study, policymakers will determine whether officials can implement a different blood donation deferral system without contaminating the blood supply.During the AIDS crisis, officials enacted blood bans to stop sexually active men who had sex with other men from donating blood during the epidemic.

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