Blood Drives. Most people know what they can and can’t do in order to be eligible to donate. But did you know the men who have sex with other men and people who identify as transgender cannot donate blood for a whole year? Donate4Me is what you donate for someone in the LGBTQ community who cannot donate themselves.
According to a study conducted by UCLA Williams institute the FDA can test blood for HIV after donation if there is suspicion. Also that lifting the ban on LGBTQ donations would increase overall blood supply by about 4 percent, or about 2 million more people could be helped.
If you want to learn more about this program or sign the petition to lift the ban, visit the Doyle Center on campus or go to change.org