Health Canada Eliminates Discriminatory Blood Ban on 2SGBTQ+ Community

Alisha OstbergUncategorized

Health Canada has approved Canadian Blood Services’ submission to eliminate the three-month donor deferral period for the 2SGBTQ+ community. Screening for blood donations will now be based on sexual behaviour for all donors, regardless of sexual and gender identity. SafeLink Alberta recognizes this historical milestone as an achievement for all members of the 2SGBTQ+ community in the movement towards equality and justice for all.

Read more about the policy here.