Moratorium period for donation by gay and bisexual men reduced from 12 months after sex to three, as in England and Scotland

Changes making it easier for gay and bisexual men to donate blood will be introduced in Wales early next year, the Welsh government has said. The move, announced on Thursday, follows similar announcements in Scotland and England last month.

At the moment, men cannot give blood for 12 months after having sex with another man, but the deferral period will be reduced to three months.

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