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

Wainberg, Mark A.; Shuldiner, Talia; Dahl, Karine; Gilmore, Norbert
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, p1321
Academic Journal
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.


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