Navigation Links
FDA Reaffirms Policy Barring MSM From Donating Blood

FDA on Wednesday reaffirmed a policy that prohibits men who have sex with men from donating blood, the AP/New York Times reports. According to the policy, which has been in effect since the early 1980s, MSM are barred from donating blood regardless of sexual activity, safer-sex practices or HIV status. Potential blood donors are asked to fill out a questionnaire before donating, and MSM, injection drug users, people who received a tattoo within the previous 12 months and pregnant women are prohibited from donating.

The American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks and America's Blood Centers in March 2006 asked FDA to review the policy, saying that banning MSM from donating blood within 12 months of sexual activity with another man would be more fair than a lifelong ban. The groups say that the likelihood of receiving a unit of HIV-infected blood is one in two million and that blood banks use nucleic acid testing, which detects HIV and hepatitis earlier than older testing methods.

In addition, HIV is increasingly transmitted through heterosexual sex, and women account for more than one-quarter of all new HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S., according to CDC. FDA on Wednesday in a statement posted on its Web site said it would modify the policy if it receives data showing that doing so would not pose a "significant and preventable" risk to blood recipients, the AP/Times reports. The agency said that current HIV tests are highly accurate but still cannot detect the virus 100% of the time.

According to the AP/Times, opponents of the policy say it is discriminatory and prevents healthy donors from giving blood even as the need for donated blood increases. FDA has acknowledged that the policy prevents some healthy blood donations but denied that the policy is discriminatory, the AP/Times reports. "I am disappointed, I must confess," Celso Bianco -- executive vice president of America's Blood Centers, whose members provide near
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. India Reaffirms Fullest Commitment In Fight Against AIDS
2. New UK Policy Threatens The Flexible Working Scheme
3. Global Fund Policy Encouraging Drug Resistance
4. Medical councils Claim Lack Of Funds For The New Medical Policy Of The Elderly
5. Neurologists Call For National Stroke Prevention Policy
6. HIV/AIDS Policy Needed at Workplace: Experts
7. OPPI Opposes Draft National Pharmaceuticals Policy
8. NIACL to Pay Rs 2.19 lakh for Repudiating Mediclaim Policy
9. Chinas Insurance Companies Offer Policy for Altitude Sickness
10. Cabinet Clears Purchase Preference Policy for Pharma PSUs
11. Private Health Insurance Policy Holders on the Rise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: FDA Reaffirms Policy Barring MSM From Donating Blood

(Date:12/25/2014)... Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, ... in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay ... adults, a new study suggests. Seniors received a significant ... targets a genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune ... The experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Thousands of transvaginal mesh ... in a number of multidistrict litigations currently underway in ... Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued on ... a Joint Status Conference in all of the proceedings ... been directed to submit a proposed agenda to the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... California (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Plugin ... of ProFire 5k. A fully customizable business presentation tool ... , “Adding the ProFire 5k business tool, users can ... Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “ProFire 5k ... and style to add professionalism to a presentation” , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Each year trauma accounts for approximately ... admissions across the nation (according to the Centers ... National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey collected data ... 2010. They estimated that there were between 3.5 and ... primary diagnosis of broken bone or fracture. , ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 AlignLife of ... unable to afford certain items. During the holiday season, AlignLife ... collected over 70 toys," says Dr. Sara Mahalko-Leonhardt, owner of ... staff such joy, knowing that we are able to give ... had it not been for the generosity of our patients." ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Announcing a new ProFire 5k plugin from Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X Professionals 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 3Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 4Health News:AlignLife of Wauwatosa Brings Joy to Less Fortunate Families 2
... monitoring helped push cure rates to nearly 88 percent ... Research Hospital acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment protocol and ... battling the most common childhood cancer. A report ... of Clinical Oncology noted that overall survival jumped 30 ...
... News) -- Most head and neck cancer patients can ... treatment, but several factors may be associated with poor ... patients who were assessed nearly three years after they ... neck cancer. The U.S. researchers gave a speaking ...
... to develop genital cancer, especially as they grow older. ... sexes suffer from the condition, which is extremely difficult to ... of the similarity of the disease to human genital cancer ... Several human genital cancers, including cervical tumours, are known ...
... Nasal congestion can be a sign of severe asthma, ... when it comes to nasal complaints. Furthermore, more severe ... reveals a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy,s Krefting Research ... Respiratory Research , the population study included 30,000 randomly ...
... the effects of monensin emerged in a project investigating ... the growth of prostate cancer cells. The project involved ... found that small amounts of compounds disulfiram (Antabus), ... growth of prostate cancer cells without significant effects on ...
... The hectic pace of the holiday season can make it ... conditions to maintain normal routines and medication schedules. This can ... errors, according to the American Pain Foundation. But a ... over the holidays, the foundation says. If you,re traveling, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Intensive chemotherapy can dramatically boost survival of older teenage leukemia patients 2Health News:Intensive chemotherapy can dramatically boost survival of older teenage leukemia patients 3Health News:Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy 2Health News:A possible cause -- and cure -- for genital cancer in horses? 2Health News:Nasal congestion can mean severe asthma 2Health News:Finnish researchers find a compound that prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells 2Health News:Hectic Holiday Pace Can Upset Medication Schedule 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 Soligenix, Inc. ... biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical ... biodefense, announced today that on December 24, 2014 ... The Company raised approximately $2.3 million ... to use the net proceeds from the offering ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and FARMINGTON, Conn. , ... (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, ... with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential, ... private placement of 2,050,000 shares of its common ... shares of its common stock.  Funds under the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCQB: ADMD), a ... development of brachytherapy devices and medical isotopes for ... has filed a de novo submission ... marketing clearance for its patented Y-90 RadioGel(TM) device ... Drug and Cosmetic Act (the "Act").  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 2Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
Medicine Products: