Experts: FDA Has To Evaluate Already-Relaxed Blood Restrictions Before Lifting Ban Entirely
The Food and Drug Administration will need to determine whether the move to a one-year waiting period for gay and bisexual men affected the blood supply, both in terms of quantity and safety. And that could take years. Meanwhile, the doctors at Orlando Regional Medical Center talk about the aftermath of the massacre.
Lifting U.S. Curbs On Gay Blood Donors Seen Years Away: Experts
U.S. health regulators are under increasing pressure to remove restrictions keeping most gay and bisexual men from donating blood, but experts say any change would require years of research to guarantee the safety of the blood supply. (Seaman and Young, 6/17)
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How Hospitals, First Responders Reacted To The Pulse Shooting
Orlando Regional Medical Center got 44 patients from the Pulse night club shooting. It’s a Level 1 Trauma Center, and medical staff there were pushed to the limit as they dealt with the onslaught of patients coming from the Pulse nightclub shooting that happened just three blocks away. Medical staff and patients recounted the events of early Sunday morning. (Aboraya, 6/16)