he Victorian Government has called on its federal counterpart to end the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood.
- Current restrictions prevent men from donating blood within 12 months of having sex with another man
- State and federal ministers have agreed to review the national donation policy in 2017
- According to the Red Cross, the risk of infection from a blood donation is less than one in 1 million
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