An End to the Blood Ban

We will end the discriminatory blood donation ban.

In 2015, we promised to end the blood donation ban – one that is discriminatory to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. Since then, that lifetime ban was reduced to one year, then down to three months in 2019. But we know there is more to do.

We are committed to eliminating the ban altogether, and will move forward in partnership with Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec to support the implementation of a behaviour-based model that eliminates the ban once and for all.