Southern Region

Sign our Equal Blood Petition today!

GMB Southern Region’s Young Members Group are leading a campaign to scrap the ban on donating blood for men who have sex with other men.

At present in the UK, men who have sex with men are banned from giving blood for a 12-month period after their last sexual encounter.  This is despite the fact that since screening of donations began in 1985, HIV infections have virtually stopped.  In fact, no-one has been infected from a blood transfusion in over 10 years.

We believe that to keep the ban is to discriminate against all gay and bisexual men for an imaginary risk eliminated by screening.  Please sign and share our petition below!

Equal Blood - Donate Don't Discriminate