Project Negative: Lift the blood ban on gay and bisexual men
Project Negative is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of the blood ban on Gay and Bisexual men which is currently in force in the United Kingdom.
The ban currently states that ANY man who has EVER once had anal or oral sex with ANY other man cannot give blood FOR LIFE.
More info here from NBS Position Statement: 'Exclusion of Men who have Sex with Men from Blood Donation' 12th March 2009
All their facts are dated 2007 or later......
In 2008 the greater percentage of new cases of HIV were in Ethnic Minorities.
Project Negative's Policy
We believe that the NBS Policy it is fundamentally discrimination whether the intentions are there or not. Everyone should be judged on whether they can give blood safely based on their individual sexual activity and NOT their sexuality. For this reason the blanket ban should be completely lifted and both gay and bi men should have the same stipulations placed against them for safe blood giving just the same way that heterosexual men and women do. In having this ban in place it reinforces the idea that HIV/AIDS is a 'gay disease' which is just not the case, you cannot have a donation criteria for blood giving based on the perceived risk for an entire group.
If you agree and believe the blood ban should be LIFTED then sign this petition to show your support to end the blood ban in the United Kingdom.