Blood Donation dilemma


According to Australian the Red Cross, just three per cent of Australians donate blood annually with demand for blood donation is expected to grow 100 per cent in the next ten years. Current policy prevents gay men who have had sex within the last 12 months from donating blood. The Red Cross says the exclusion of sexually gay active men is in the interests of public health but some are calling for a change to the policy. Steven Blacker reports.