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.[audio https://radioadelaidebreakfast.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/red-cross.mp3]
After Shaun’s interview, Ben Nielsen, author of the article ‘Bloody Hell’ from On Dit, weighed in on the debate.[audio https://radioadelaidebreakfast.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/red-cross-right-of-reply.mp3]
Producers: Mike Nicholson & Tim Brunero