The United Kingdom has proposed to lift the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Men who have not had sex with another man in the past 12 months, now would be allowed to donate blood in Wales, Scotland and England. Northern Ireland has not reached a decision yet but is expected to declare their stand on the issue soon.

The restriction which was brought forth at the wake of HIV outbreak in the 80s are not relevant in today’s time as proposed by the latest medical evidences.

More detailed report can be viewed by the BBC.

Here is hoping, other countries like Canada and US would follow suit soon.

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