Simon Harris called upon to end lifetime ban on gay men donating blood

Call comes after announcement that Northern Ireland law to change to one-year deferral

2nd June, 2016
Northern Ireland is to end the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood Picture iStock

Simon Harris been called upon to lift the ban on gay men donating blood in Ireland, after today's decision by Sinn Fein's minister for health in Northern Ireland to lift the lifetime ban there.

Northern Ireland will on September 1 lift the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood, the North’s new Minister for Health Michelle O’Neill announced today.

O’Neill was visiting the Belfast offices of LGBT advocacy group the Rainbow Project...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Design for Life: Should I visit my estranged father in hospital?

Donnelly ‘may seek legal advice’ before publishing first phase of Grace report

State paid GPs 40 per cent more during pandemic

Rosemary MacCabe: an essay