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France to abolish ban on blood donation for gay men

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By Euronews  with AFP
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France to abolish ban on blood donation for gay men

A more than 30-year law banning homosexual men from donating blood in France is to be abolished.

The measure was originally set up to halt the spread of blood-borne diseases such as HIV.

Strict conditions will be placed on potential donors, such as abstinence from sex in the twelve months before giving blood.