Students campaign against homophobic blood ban

January 6, 2008

University student groups across the country are joining a national student campaign against a ban on "gay blood donations" upheld by Canadian Blood Services.  The issue was raised by the Canadian Federation of Students in 2006, and has now been joined by students at the University of Western Ontario, uToronto, McGill, and uSaskatchewan.  Blood Services is being asked to drop the donor ban on sexually-active gay men -- despite the agency's decision to keep the ban just months ago.