Gay and bisexual men: a call for relaxation of the blood donation rules is getting louder

representatives from almost all political groups in the Hessian Parliament have campaigned for gay and bisexual men can donate more easily blood. "Not sexual o

Gay and bisexual men: a call for relaxation of the blood donation rules is getting louder

representatives from almost all political groups in the Hessian Parliament have campaigned for gay and bisexual men can donate more easily blood. "Not sexual orientation or gender identity, but only individual risk behavior needs to decide," said a member of the Green Felix Martin on Thursday in Wiesbaden. Currently, men who have Sex with men are excluded effectively from the blood donation. "Do you want to donate blood, you must live for twelve months celibate. This is discriminatory and not justified medically,“ said Martin.

Bartelt, Also of the health policy spokesman of the CDU, Ralf-Norbert is no longer up to called the scheme "time". "I am calling today to ensure that every person is allowed to donate blood, lives for four months in a monogamous relationship." Thus, the possibility of blood donation would be directed at the risk behaviour and not to sexual orientation.

explained The sexual risk behavior

Wiebke Knell of the FDP, for the donation of blood the health condition of the people is crucial. "Therefore, the question of sexual risk should be made to the behavior of hetero - and homosexual men and women alike." This opinion also supported the SPD-deputies, Ulrike, Alex.

Andreas Lichert of the AfD group, said that the decision about admission to the blood donation belong in the hands of doctors and scientists and not in the hands of politicians.

experts warn of bottlenecks

The blood donor service of the German Red cross reported that in times of Corona-pandemic, the Donation significantly decreased. Also the University hospital of Marburg and Giessen, and warned of possible bottlenecks. The hospital is in need of approximately 40,000 units of blood per year. Even Hesse's Minister of health, Kai Klose (The Greens) reminded recently of the great need: "Every week, needs donations in the state of Hesse to the patient's care to several thousand blood. Everyone can be instructed, for example, as accident victims, to donate blood.“

only donors can according to the Hessian Ministry for social Affairs and Integration the age of 65. Age of blood make. The maximum age for blood donors was the perfect 73. Years of age. Blood donations should currently no one who had returned in the past four weeks from abroad. Potential donors with contact to a Person to be Corona tested could donate to for four weeks after the last contact, no blood. As it is, were people who were suffering from Covid-19 for four weeks after healing of the blood donation back.

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 09:19

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