Please understand If you know that you cannot donate for any reason please do not waste the Red Cross's time. Until recently, the latter were classified as MSMs. Casey, who is transgender, explained that he had donated under his birth name prior to his transition. Does the Red Cross blood donor intake form identify trans people? All of our consultations have included LGBTQ representatives as well as representatives of patient groups who receive large amounts of blood products. For example, trans women will be asked if they have had had sex with a man in the last 12 months. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.
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Red Cross staff members are required to verbally confirm demographic information, including gender, with all presenting donors. The nurse then left for a short while, before returning to tell Sessoms that the blood donation service would have to defer her donation. There are many ways to help the Red Cross. Individuals can encourage someone donate in their place, become a blood volunteer, host a blood drive, start a SleevesUp campaign and much more. Donating blood is a privilege, not a right. Individuals do not need to tell staff that they are intersex. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.
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Further questions may be directed to the Donor and Client Support Center at Individuals with specific questions about eligibility can contact the Red Cross Donor and Client Support Center at The Red Cross actively follows blood substitute research and works closely with other organizations that develop new transfusion alternatives. Individuals who have been deferred for MSM in the past may initiate donor reinstatement as early as January by contacting the Red Cross Donor and Client Support Center at
Description: The Red Cross understands that there is a difference between biological sex and gender. I am in an MSM monogamous relationship, can I donate blood? They may need to consult their medical director and get back with you later. However, research is continually being done to identify new alternatives to blood transfusion. What do I suggest?