More gay and bisexual men will now be allowed to donate blood, but LGBTQ rights groups say changes need to go further
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The Food and Drug Administration is easing a ban that prevented many gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

The new rules say that men who have sex with men can qualify to donate blood as long as they've abstained from sex for three months. Previously, they couldn't donate unless they had abstained from sex for a year.

The coronavirus emergency and social distancing rules have created a shortage of blood donations, which the FDA said could be eased by the new guidelines it put out.  


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