MoveUP calls on Canadian Blood Services to end discriminatory blood ban

MoveUP, the union representing over 12,000 members at public and private sector companies in Western Canada, calls on the Canadian Blood Services to end its discriminatory practice of banning gay or bisexual men, or transgender women, from donating blood unless they have been celibate for at least one year.

Members of the community are encouraged to sign petition E-1589 asking the government of Canada to act now to repeal the blood ban against men who have sex with men. The petition, supported by Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart, the NDP’s Science Critic and BC Caucus Chair, is open until July 17. In just over one month since launching, over 3,500 signatures have already been collected from across the country and even outside Canada.

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