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Help to challenge the FDA’s blood ban

February 3, 2012

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) has been working diligently to challenge the FDA’s policy that prohibits all gay men from ever donating blood. They are in the process of launching a national campaign to raise awareness of the permanent deferral of gay and bisexual male blood donors. If you interested in helping by participating in a focus group, they are looking for people, both male and female, regardless of sexual orientation, to assist in finalizing their marketing strategy for the campaign.

Focus groups will take place on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 7th
Thursday, February 9th
Thursday, February 16th

Focus groups will be hosted from 6:30-8:00pm at the GMHC office building, 446 West 33rd Street, New York, NY, 10001. Light refreshments and beverages will be served, but no other incentive will be provided.

If you are available to participate in a focus group, or have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Silapaswan at For more information on GMHC’s efforts to reform U.S. blood donation guidelines, please visit

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  1. Arnold LIERA permalink
    February 9, 2012 9:40 pm

    The only possible “blood-ban” that would be understandable and acceptable would be one that bans ANY person with HIV!

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