n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - SANBS's policy on blood donations from men who have sex with men : letter
|Article Title||SANBS's policy on blood donations from men who have sex with men : letter|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Author||Karin Van Den Berg|
|Publication Date||Sep 2010|
|Pages||19 - 20|
|Keyword(s)||South African National Blood Service|
To the Editor: We at the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) are acutely aware of the issues surrounding the exclusion of men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood and the negative emotions that surround this policy. I would like to assure readers that SANBS does not make such decisions lightly, and we constantly review policies based on the latest scientific findings. It is perhaps time to review the basis of the current policy and engage in debate on its scientific merit.
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