NY Blood Center welcomes LGBTQIA+ donors on Sept. 18

The initiative comes as New York's blood supply is below the five-to-seven-day threshold.

News 12 Staff

Sep 14, 2023, 1:12 PM

Updated 309 days ago

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The New York Blood Center announced a new screening process that could increase the number of donors.
Starting Sept. 18, the center will implement a screening process that is based on individual donor assessment and not sexual or gender identity. The Food and Drug Administration issued a similar guidance recently.
The initiative comes as New York's blood supply is below the five to seven-day threshold. The New York Blood Center says types O-positive, O-negative, and B-negative are critically low.


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