End of blood ban for gay men could be on horizon in wake of new mandate letters
By Marco VigliottiOct. 6, 2017
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor was explicitly tasked with developing a 'long-term vision' for blood services that is 'non-discriminatory in donation policies.'
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor was tasked in her new mandate letter with ending discriminatory donation policies in Canada's blood services system. Hill Times file photograph
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked his new health minister to help end discriminatory blood donation policies, hinting that a long-standing ban on gay men giving blood could come to an end in the near future.
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