There's no modern science that justifies banning countless gay, bisexual, trans and non-binary Australians from donating blood today. We call for individual risk assessment for potential blood donors and a removal of this scientifically unjustifiable ban.

The findings of our international research project show that a policy of assessing every individual donor for the safety of their sexual activity, regardless of their gender or the gender of their sexual partner, would not compromise blood safety, would increase the blood supply and would be a major step in removing discrimination from blood donation.

Consider how many more lives could be saved if gay men, bisexual men, transgender women, and some non-binary people, who have sex with men, were allowed to donate. If Australia screened all donors for their individual risk, there would be more safe blood for those in need and the blood supply would be less discriminatory.

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