FDA Gay Blood BanBy
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will review the FDA policy on Wed, June 9, that bans any man who has ever sex with a man from donating blood. The LGBT Cancer Project – Out With Cancer has been advocating for repeal of this ban. Representative Quigley (D-IL) and Senator Kerry (D-MA) are currently circulating a letter urging the FDA to end this discriminatory policy. Call today to ask your Representative and Senators to sign on!
Please contact your Representative and Senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 1-866-220-0044. Give the operator your zip code and they will connect you to your Senator or Representative. When you get through to the office, ask to speak to the staff member who handles the FDA blood ban. Tell that staff member or leave a message asking them to sign on to the letter. Representatives can do so by contacting Representative Quigley’s office, and Senators by contacting Senator Kerry.