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First Openly Gay Tory MP Wants an End to Gay Blood Ban

Eric Duncan called out the federal Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu, repeatedly to end blood ban for men who have sex with me (MSM).

In a heated and emotional exchange during a late-night committee hearing in the House of Commons, Duncan pressed Patty Hajdu repeatedly, including a direct question on whether she’d accept a blood donation from him.

Hajdu didn’t directly answer, pointing to ongoing work to end a ban on donations from men who have sex with men.

National News from Canadian Press

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Author: Taysha Jarrett

Taysha Jarrett is the Community Engagement Advisor for Rebellious Unicorns and the Copy Editor for Kelowna.LGBT