TGA backs loosening of sexual activity blood donor rules

TGA has approved a bid by Lifeblood to ease current restrictions in line with safety evidence

Restrictions on blood donation by people with high-risk sexual practices are poised for change, following TGA approval of a proposal to reduce the deferral period to three months.

This would mean a man who has sex with another man could donate blood three months after his last sexual contact, rather than having to wait for 12 months, which is the current rule.