Non-straight men have long been discriminated against when it comes to donating blood. Now the strict requirements in Germany are finally being relaxed.
Berlin – For homosexual, bisexual and transsexual men in Germany there have so far been strict rules when it comes to donating blood. Non-heterosexuals were only allowed to donate their blood if they hadn’t had intercourse with a man for a year – even if that man is their own steadfast partner.
Well has the German Medical Association passed a new resolution *, knows Kreiszeitung.de. According to this, homosexual, bisexual and transsexual men who are sexually intimate with men should be allowed to donate their blood under simplified conditions. The new regulation will come into force from September 2021. * Kreiszeitung.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.