It may come as a shock to you, but if you have had sex with a man in the last 12 months you are unable to give blood. In fact, if you’re a woman who’s had sex with a man… who’s had sex with a man, in the last 12 months, you also can’t give blood.
That puts you in the same category as someone who’s had sex with a sex worker in the last year.
To find out more, Tim Brunero spoke with Shaun Inguanzo from the Australian Red Cross.
After Shaun’s interview, Ben Nielsen, author of the article ‘Bloody Hell’ from On Dit, weighed in on the debate.
Producers: Mike Nicholson & Tim Brunero