Navigation Links
FDA Refuses to Lift Ban on Blood Donation by Gays

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that the life-time ban on donation of blood by gay men will stay, at least for now. Thus it has turned down pleas by associations like the Red Cross and AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) to reverse the ban in view of the serious shortage of blood in the country.

The agency argues that current HIV testing cannot always pick up right away when someone is HIV positive. It said on its website, The window period exists very early after infection, where even current HIV testing methods cannot detect all infections. During this time, a person is infected with HIV, but may not have made enough virus or developed enough antibodies to be detected by available tests. For this reason, a person could test negative, even when they are actually HIV positive and infectious.

However, it would change this policy if supported by scientific data showing that a change in policy would not present a significant and preventable risk to blood recipients. The Food and Drug Administrations ban of 1983 prevents an estimated 62,300 gay and bisexual men from donating blood. Blood collection organisations say the window period risks have been negated by modern blood tests, which can detect HIV positive donors within just ten to twentyone dyas of infection.

They had suggested a one-year deferral following male-to-male sexual contact, to minimize risks. But the FDA would not buy into such compromises. The ban applies to any man who has ever had sex with another man, even as far back as 1977. With terrible accidents happening all the time all over the country, there is a dire need for storing enough blood, critics say.

Blood shortages are not going away anytime soon. The members of the Greatest Generation, those now entering their late 70s and 80s, have been this nations most reliable blood donors. They are dying off. Younger people are not as commi
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Patient Refuses To Be Treated In Local Hospital Due To The Fear Of Contracting MRSA
2. Stone Refuses the Disclosure of the Report in Public
3. Man Refuses To Take Wife Home Until Drug Is Given
4. Bank Refuses Services to Downs Girl
5. Individual Affected With Bird Flu Refuses Hospitalization
6. Bombay HC Refuses Mandatory HIV Tests
7. Court Refuses to Intervene for Law on Surrogate Motherhood
8. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
9. Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
10. Blood clots likely in long travel
11. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: FDA Refuses Lift Ban Blood Donation Gays

(Date:2/28/2015)... “Solutionman” Haman surveyed over 10,000 people to discover what ... “The #1 block was lack of time and the ... created the Thinkubator Innovation Studio in Chicago. Statistics ... not have enough time for innovative thinking and 41% ... Solutionman’s monthly “Accelerating Innovation Training” workshops address the “lack ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 The ... is offering a new special. Throughout all of ... , This service can help ... problems and pain. Patients may notice certain symptoms that ... relining. These symptoms include: , 1.    Pain, clicking, and ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Vancouver personal injury lawyers at ... are affected by time limits. They stated that in many ... claim or even nullify it. Many a time, delays in ... client’s rights under BC law. As a result, experts at ... accidents should consult a personal injury lawyer in order to ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 2015 For those people who are ... Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will ... 3, starting at 9:30 AM. , The live broadcast ... broadcast can be accessed through any browser on a ... The Symposium is a unique event that covers important ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... MO (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 ... provider of outsourced sales, marketing and supply chain ... client, BIOTA Botanicals, is bringing its award winning ... worldwide, BIOTA Botanicals’ products are specifically created to ... care experts, BIOTA is committed to marrying science ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Survey Reveals “Lack of Time” Is the Number #1 Barrier to Innovative Thinking 2Health News:New Survey Reveals “Lack of Time” Is the Number #1 Barrier to Innovative Thinking 3Health News:Classic Denture Center in Portland Oregon is Offering March Discount 2Health News:Jiwa Law Corporation Recently Announced That Time Delays May Weaken Personal Injury Claims 2Health News:Mesothelioma Cancer Research Foundation Broadcasting Symposium Live 2Health News:BIOTA Botanicals Brings Thinning-Damaged Hair Solutions to the Hair Care Aisle at Walgreens 2Health News:BIOTA Botanicals Brings Thinning-Damaged Hair Solutions to the Hair Care Aisle at Walgreens 3
... linked to iron deficiency, intravenous administration of iron increases ... says a Turkish study. ,Since oral iron replacement ... first choice for treatment for iron-deficiency anemia, Dr. Ragip ... it seems that intravenous iron sucrose is a safe ...
... 'small is good' and those small portions help us keep over ... pour 20-30% more alcohol // into short , wide glasses than ... believe that tall glasses hold more. The study finds mention ... public but seasoned and professional bartenders do the same mistake or ...
... of Jharkhand has given health the status of industry. ... to receive all facilities provided under the industrial policy. ... and infrastructure support. ,The government move is ... the health sector in state, where half the population ...
... Woods with other scientists from British Cardiac Society, ... the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society // and ... preventing cardiovascular risks of heart attacks, stroke and ... drafted to reduce the risk of developing heart ...
... of Medicine in St. Louis has found that survivors of ... as depressed as some studies make them out to be ... December issue of Supportive Care in Cancer. ,This study ... Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. ...
... in the December 21 issue of the Journal of the ... radiation reduces the ability // to repair the chromosomal damage ... developing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. ... is responsible for breaking DNA strands in exposed skin cells. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Intravenous Iron treats anemia of pregnancy faster 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015 Roughly three-quarters of ... confident substituting an interchangeable biosimilar for its branded ... same nonproprietary name, according to a survey published ... Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy ... percent of pharmacists would feel as confident if ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015 The role of the ... but one thing hasn,t changed: face-to-face meetings are seen ... with Key Opinion Leaders. Yet at the ... valuable type of interaction, field medical teams within the ... interactions. This is just one of the challenges addressed ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... NEW YORK , Feb. 27, 2015  Pomerantz ... Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Vitae" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com ... whether Vitae and certain of its officers and/or directors ... Exchange Act of 1934.  On February ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Survey Published in AMCP's JMCP Finds Pharmacists Are Most Confident Substituting Interchangeable Biosimilars for Brand Biologics When Products Share Nonproprietary Name 2Improving the Management of MSL Teams to Create Value across a Diverse Set of Customers 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - VTAE 2
... and LYNBROOK, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2011 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, ... company, and BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC ... dismissed all pending litigation between the Companies and announced ... cellulite and human and canine lipoma as well as ...
... 31, 2011 Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Torley, M.B. Ch. B., M.R.C.P.,  as Executive Vice President ... will report to N. Anthony Coles, M.D., President and ... commercial activities related to Nexavar and the potential launch ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announce Plans to Develop Additional Indications using XIAFLEX® 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announce Plans to Develop Additional Indications using XIAFLEX® 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announce Plans to Develop Additional Indications using XIAFLEX® 4Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announce Plans to Develop Additional Indications using XIAFLEX® 5Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announce Plans to Develop Additional Indications using XIAFLEX® 6Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announce Plans to Develop Additional Indications using XIAFLEX® 7Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announce Plans to Develop Additional Indications using XIAFLEX® 8Onyx Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Helen Torley as Chief Commercial Officer 2Onyx Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Helen Torley as Chief Commercial Officer 3
9 inch double ended with one end black and the other end with 49 holes...
49 pinholes, black...
Designed to provide occlusion while permitting observation of the eye. Helpful to determine if only one eye is deviating. Approximately 9 inches long....
Long handle occluders are approximately 9 inches long....
Medicine Products: