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Sexually active gay men no longer allowed to donate organs

January 7, 2008

A number of organ donation groups said Monday that they are unaware of new Health Canada regulations that mean sexually active gay men, injection drug users and other groups considered high risk will no longer be accepted as organ donors.

The new rules, which came into effect in December, are similar to the regulations for determining who can donate blood. Those rules exclude groups that are at high risk of transmitting infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C and B.

Officials at several transplant programs in the country said because they were unaware of the new regulations, they would continue to consider all potential donor organs.

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  1. January 10, 2008 6:27 pm

    A new article says, that new organ donation rules don’t exclude gay men. It sounds contravertsial, but this is how the news are. Always controversial. Read this article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080110.wlorgan10/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/home

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