Blood drive pushes FDA to lift ban on gay donors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The local gay and bisexual community will come together with people across the country, to make a life-saving push.

They’re holding a blood drive to urge the FDA to lift their ban on gay donors. Gay and bisexual donors will show their willingness to contribute by bringing a friend to donate in their place.

If you want to take part, Friday’s event is happening from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Red Cross donation center on Delaware Avenue. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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