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Waiting period for gay men donating blood in Canada to drop from 5 years to 1

The waiting period to donate blood for gay men in Canada who have not been sexually active with another man will be reduced from five years to one year beginning Aug. 15.

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) recently announced the four-year reduction in the deferral period to donate for gay men not engaged in sexual activity.

"This is an exciting, incremental step forward in updating our blood donation criteria based on the latest scientific evidence," Dr. Graham Sher of the CBS said.

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