Lynch welcomes lifting of lifetime blood donation ban
Sinn Féin MLA Seán Lynch has welcomed the lifting of the lifetime ban on men who have sex with men becoming blood donors.
The Sinn Féin equality spokesperson said;
"Earlier this year my party colleague and health minister Michelle O'Neill lifted the lifetime ban on men who have sex with men becoming blood donors.
"The new regulations come into force today and represent another important step forward for equality.
"Blood donors save lives on a daily basis and we should be encouraging as many people as possible to become donors.
"This move by the health minister shows Sinn Féin's commitment to equality and we will continue to campaign for the removal of the discriminations and inequalities faced by the LGBT+ community."