CBS moves to change blood ban

Looks like all that talk came to something!

Canadian Blood Services has submitted to Health Canada a policy change that would replace the lifetime ban on men who have sex with men (MSM) to a 5-year deferral, meaning men who haven’t slept with another man in 5 years would be eligible to donate.

Despite critics pointing out the obvious: the deferral still constitutes a ban on gay and bisexual men, the CBS board of directors has not promised to move toward lifting the ban altogether.