Did you know Gay and Bisexual men can’t donate blood in Northern Ireland?

 

 

CAOIMHE

Blood Ban Stall

 

Last year a High Court judge ruled that the Northern Ireland Health Minister did not have the power to keep an “irrational” lifetime ban, and had also breached the ministerial code by failing to take the issue before the Stormont Executive.

I have been working alongside the QUB LGBT+ Soc this week to collect signatures for a petition calling on the Health Minister to action to lift this “irrational” ban and allow Gay and Bisexual men to donate blood in Northern Ireland.

We have now launched an online petition to gather more support from across the country. I would encourage all students to support this campaign and help us gather as much support for this as we can.

You can sign the petition online, or call into the SU today before 4pm

 

http://www.change.org/p/northern-ireland-health-minister-lift-the-lifetime-ban-which-prevents-msm-men-who-have-sex-with-men-from-donating-blood-in-northern-ireland

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