Brazil’s Supreme Court to Rule on Ban of Blood Donations by Gays

Under the current norm, an estimated 19 million liters of blood have not been allowed to be donated annually.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) is scheduled to hear an appeal this week that may lift a restriction that many Brazilians don’t even know about: men who have had sex with other men in the last twelve months are not allowed to donate blood. The rule has made many homosexuals lie to health officials during their well-being interview.

Guilherme Rocha is a 37 years old resident of Brasília, Brazil’s capital. “I think I must have donated eight to ten times before telling them I was gay,” he tells The Rio Times.

Rocha . . .

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