Tag Archives: blood donation

Thicker than Water: Slow Movement on Blood Policy

Landon J. Getz provides an update on Canadian Blood Services’ progress in updating outmoded policies on gay blood donation.

A Reflection on Blood Donation Policy in Canada

Landon J. Getz reflects on the current sexual abstention period within Canada for blood donations by men who have sex with men.

Blood Money

Kat Lanteigne argues that there are no good reasons for Canadians to be in the business of buying and selling blood.

Ending the lifetime ban is still discriminatory

Jason Behrmann argues that the revised policy on blood donations for men-who-have-sex-with-men is better than the previous lifetime ban, but nonetheless remains discriminatory.

For-profit plasma clinics are risky business

Monika Dutt counsels Health Canada against changing its policy, and allowing payment to donors for blood or plasma.