Blood Donation – We need your opinions

The Manx Rainbow Association has been working for the past few months alongside the Health Department pushing for a review of blood donation guidelines with regard to the current rules that apply to gay and bisexual men. To this end a Professor recently spent time at Nobles Hospital reviewing our current guidelines and comparing them to England, Scotland and Wales.

The results of his initial thoughts will be discussed at the next community meeting however I have been asked to send him an email with our thoughts and what we would like to see as an outcome. With that in mind I would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in the current situation and what the community would ideally like to see happen in the future.

If you have an opinion I would be grateful if you could email by Friday 6th March when I will compile it all into one document and send it to the Professor. This is an important issue and one we have spent many hours working on so I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible. My email is caroline@manxrainbow.com