Until 1950 the Red Cross segregated blood. Starting during World War II, thousands of African-Americans forced the Red Cross to include them as donors and helped pave the way for activism of the 1960s.
By Thomas A. Guglielmo, The Conversation
In July, the public received the chance to weigh in on a long-debated topic: a policy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that bans blood donations from men who have had sex with men in the past…
By Corinne Segal
The blood donation ban for MSM dates back to the 1980s, as the introduction of HIV/AIDS within the gay community developed into a public health crisis.
By PBS NewsHour
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