TITLE

ANALYSIS. Reconsidering the lifetime deferral of blood donation by men who have sex with men

AUTHOR(S)
Wainberg, Mark A.; Shuldiner, Talia; Dahl, Karine; Gilmore, Norbert
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, p1321
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a reprint of the article "Reconsidering the lifetime deferral of blood donation by men who have sex with men," by Mark A. Wainberg and colleagues, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It analyzes whether men who have sex with other men must be allowed to donate blood in Canada or must be deferred from donation. Meanwhile, the higher seroprevalence for HIV infection of these men might result to greater number of transfusion-related infections if blood screening fails.
ACCESSION #
54108755

 

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