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Greece Lifts Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

Guy Men Donating BloodGreece has lifted a law banning gay and bisexual men from donating blood. Credit: Vegasjon,  Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International/ Wikipedia

Gay and bisexual men can now donate blood in Greece as the Health Ministry lifted the ban Greece imposed beginning in the 1980s during the HIV/Aids epidemic.

Health minister Thanos Plevris and deputy Mina Gaga signed a ministerial decree on Monday to remove such restrictions. Current criteria debarring someone from donating blood will no longer include homosexuality.

The change will come into effect once published in the Government Gazette, Greece’s legal newspaper that prints the text of new laws and decrees.

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