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New FDA Guidance
Individual Blood Donor Assessments
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance that will establish a blood donor screening process based on individual donor assessments, not sexual orientation. This change will ensure the safety of America’s blood supply while making donation more inclusive, including for many in the LGBTQ+ community. The FDA's guidance is backed by evidence and data, including from the Transfusion Transmitted Infections Monitoring System (TTIMS) and the ADVANCE Study. Blood centers are working to welcome impacted donors as quickly as possible. Please contact your local blood center to learn more about their implementation timeline.
The American Rare
People with rare blood types depend on other people with similar rare blood types for blood products. Learn more about how you could change a life by donating to help patients with rare blood types.
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Donor Impact Stories
"'Thank you' is simply not enough to express my gratitude for blood donors. Without donors like you, I would not be here."
"If someone were scared to donate blood, I would say to do it. You never know whose life you might change. You gave me a chance to continue to live life to the fullest and seize every moment. I'm grateful."
"Strangers have given us the last two years of our daughter's life and will likely give her the rest of her life. For us, blood donors have meant one more birthday, one more Christmas, every month with our precious baby girl."