Updated June 2009 – See below
My Blood, Not Good Enough
Launched in January 2008 by Rob, our chair, the campaign brings gay and
bisexual men closer to being allowed to give Blood in Scotland. Presenting a
petition containing 1290 signatures to the Scottish Parliament, we hope that the
blood service, the Scottish Government and the media will realise that we cannot
go on like this. Men who have sex with men should not be auto-barred from
donating blood, people should be assessed on their lifestyle and the risks they
take, e.g. multiple partners, not using condoms etc.
National Union of Students
Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs (SaBTO)
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Equality Network letter
Terrence Higgins Trust
View our final submission:
Update – June 2009 – The Scottish Parliament have put the petition on hold in order to wait for the preliminary Health Protection Agency report next year.
We will update you as soon as we know!