World Blood Donor Day: Who Can Donate?

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). This global event provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations while thanking people who have already donated. Figures from the NHS reveal that the trust needs over 200 000 new donors each year to meet future patient needs. There is currently a countrywide shortage, particularly

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Blood Donation Rule Changes – What You Need To Know

Improvements in the accuracy of testing procedures have led to the blood donation rules for sex workers and gay men being relaxed. Both groups are now able to donate blood three months after their last sexual activity. Previous blood donation rules meant that men who have sex with men had to wait 12 months and sex workers were prevented

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