Freedom To Donate: The illegal blood bank

UNILAD, a digital publisher, pushed to change a law that prevented sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating blood in the UK.


FreedomToDonate is a pressure group campaigning against an unfair policy on blood donation, which excluded sexually active gay and bi men from donating.

FreedomToDonate believe that those who wish to donate blood, and can do so whilst maintaining the safety of the blood supply, should be able to do so.

FreedomToDonate's core objective was to lobby the government to introduce ‘individualised risk assessment', treating everyone fairly, rather than a blanket ban on gay and bisexual men.

Our key objectives were:

  • Raise awareness of blood donation discrimination to increase public pressure for change.
  • Champion an alternative process of screening blood...

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