14 Apr 2017

Controversy in Fiji over ban on blood donations from gay men

From , 5:04 am on 14 April 2017

Fiji's policy of preventing gay men from donating blood has been condemned as unconstitutional and discriminatory.

The criticism follows media reports a homosexual man was not allowed to give blood during a blood drive because of his sexual orientation.

But the country's Health Ministry says its following World Health Organisation guidelines.

Jo O'Brien reports

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