Gay men in US still unable to donate blood despite new coronavirus rules

FDA fast-tracked new guidance to ease restrictions against gay men but most blood banks haven’t yet applied the revision Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage When Lukus Estok recovered from a traumatic case of Covid-19 that sent him to hospital, he tried to donate his plasma for an experimental treatment that could help critically ill coronavirus patients. The 36-year-old New Yorker spent hours applying to donate at one of the New York Blood Center’s Manhattan locations, answering questions online, passing medical tests and completing phone screenings. Continue reading...